Allie Carter

Organization: Reform Immigration FOR America

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It may not be obvious at first blush, but the immigration and environmental movements share a lot in common. Both are people-powered movements against the interests of a powerful and privileged few. Both struggle against issues that negatively affect the daily lives of everyday people. Both find that their greatest strength lies in organizing against the powers that be. Both movements are fighting uphill battles against ignorance and misinformation.

Because they have so much in common, there’s a lot that they can learn from one another. In light of recent news on both administrative relief for DREAMers, as well as the Supreme Court’s ruling on SB 1070, the time is right to reflect on the immigrant rights movement’s years of action, and what young climate activists can learn and apply in their own work.

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Lisa Jackson wants to PUMP! You UP!

Were you on our National Pump Up Call with EPA Administrator and Power Shift 2011 keynote speaker Lisa Jackson Wednesday night? She joined youth leaders around the country, talking about the future of the EPA, clean energy in the US, and the role young people must play in the movement.

Lisa Jackson is no stranger to the climate fight. She has worked for the EPA for 16 years, and previously worked at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She has been in the political hotseat for weeks, tenaciously defending the agency’s ability to regulate emissions and ensure accountability for those who threaten our clean air and water. Her work, like our work, is based on the facts, which she called “our strongest ally.” We have the truth on our side, and it will help us shift the debate.

Yesterday, I attended a talk with Joe Romm, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and author of the award-winning blog Climate Progress. He writes with conviction on the spectrum of science and policy issues within the climate and clean energy movement in the US and beyond.

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