, Executive Director, Power Shift Network
Hi, I’m Lydia, the new Executive Director at Energy Action Coalition! I’m spending my first few weeks talking to lots of people about their priorities as we chart a bold future for EAC — and that includes you!
I am so excited to introduce myself to you all! My name is Lydia Avila and I am the new Executive Director of Energy Action Coalition. It is such an honor to be joining this powerful movement of young people driving forth a bold agenda for climate justice.
Like many of you, I first started organizing in college when my university was considering major fee hikes that would have saddled students with even more debt. It was a sense of justice that drove me to join my friends in a campaign demanding the university to keep education affordable — and it is that same pursuit of justice that drives me today.
Right now people in our country need justice. The impacts of pollution and climate change are being felt by those least responsible for the pollution: people of color and the poor. The people who see coal plants and incinerators in their backyards are the same ones who bear the brunt of income inequality and racial discrimination.
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