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People Power
Jun 13, 2024
Lessons from a Run for School Board: “Be Strong in Your Voice,” Says Idahoan Susie Schuetz

Susie Schuetz, an alumna of LCV's Candidate Academy, ran for her Idaho district's school board hoping to use her skills as a professional mediator to bring people together. She shares her lessons learned from the Candidate Academy, the campaign trail and her advice for other candidates running for local offices.

Jun 13, 2024
Susie Schuetz
People Power
May 31, 2024
Why We Must Include Our Comunidad in the Growing Green Economy: Clean Energy Jobs, Lower Energy Costs, and a Healthier Climate Future

Elena Gaona, Chispa's Communications Director, relates her experience participating in the White House's recent Roundtable on Latino Economic Empowerment Through Climate Action. The roundtable highlighted the monumental opportunity to bring the Latine community into a new green economy with good-paying jobs, lower household costs, healthier communities and a healthier planet.

May 31, 2024

Elena Gaona, Chispa Communications Director

People Power
May 28, 2024
A Visit to California’s Proposed Chuckwalla National Monument: Where Conservation, Clean Energy and Community Coexist

The proposed monument features abundant wildlife, outdoor recreation opportunities, and solar and wind energy facilities. LCV's America Fitzpatrick and Leah Donahey visited the region with a coalition advocating for the monument's designation while challenging traditional concepts of conservation.

May 28, 2024
A desert mountain landscape at the Chuckwalla National Monument.
People Power
May 21, 2024
Lessons from a Run for State Senate: “Make as Many Connections as Possible,” Says Louisianian Mary Anne Mushatt

Mary Anne Mushatt, an alumna of LCV's Candidate Academy, ran for a seat in the Louisiana State Senate to bring new perspectives to the political conversation in her traditionally conservative district. Reflecting on her campaign, she shares her lessons learned and advice to others considering a run for office.

May 21, 2024
A woman stands holding a sign reading: "Stand with Mary Anne: Mary Anne Mushatt for State Senator."
People Power
Apr 24, 2024
Good Disability Policy is Good Environmental Policy

The connection between environmental and disability policy is critical, and often overlooked. As climate change fueled disasters are on the rise, LCV and Disability Victory highlight how disability equity is critical for disaster preparedness and response.

Apr 24, 2024
Graphic with "Disability Inclusivity for Candidates" headline and headshots of 5 people: Sarah Young Bear-Brown, Jessica Benham, Maddy Ruvolo, German Parodi and Shaylin Sluzalis
People Power
Mar 29, 2024
Celebrating Women’s History Month: Activist Lois Gibbs and the EPA’s Superfund Program to Clean Up Toxic Waste

In 1978, Lois Gibbs discovered that her neighborhood was built on a landfill with 20,000 tons of toxic chemical waste. Though she had no prior experience in activism, she led her community in a multi-year battle that ultimately led to federal action and passage of the Superfund law.

Mar 29, 2024
A woman in a white jacket speaks into a microphone at a podium, outdoors with a building in the background
People Power
Mar 28, 2024
Climate-Smart Agriculture: How the Women of Hanna Ranch Carry on the Family Legacy of Sustainability

Maggie Hanna and her family are dedicated to carrying on a legacy of conservation and sustainability on their ranch in rural Colorado, but funding for programs that make it possible are at risk as Congress negotiates the Farm Bill.

Mar 28, 2024
Maggie hugs her mom Ann in front of a cattle trailer.
People Power
Mar 20, 2024
“Trust Yourself and Your Intuition” as a Leader, Says Vermont State Rep. Esme Cole

After her first year serving in the Vermont state legislature and attending LCV's governance training program, Esme Cole shares her thoughts on the importance of relationship-building, staying true to your values, and other reflections on her experience.

Mar 20, 2024

Shanthi Gonzalez, Senior Manager of Candidate Recruitment and Training

Group of 14 people bundled in coats, posing on the snowy steps of the Vermont state capitol building in Montpelier.
People Power
Feb 26, 2024
Climate-Smart Agriculture: How One Urban Farmer Feeds and Builds a Community While Coping with Climate Change

As a farmer in Charlotte, NC, Cherie Jzar works to feed her community and build a network of growers while coping with the impacts of climate change. She is adopting climate-smart agriculture practices with the help of USDA conservation programs – which are now in jeopardy as Congress negotiates the Farm Bill.

Feb 26, 2024
Cherie picks tomatoes on the farm.
People Power
Feb 14, 2024
Leveling Up: LCV and NJLCV Governance Training for Newly-Elected Jersey Leaders

To help them become the strongest and most effective leaders they can be, LCV offers governance training to newly-elected officials in partnership with our state affiliates in the Conservation Voters Movement. Here's a look inside our recent training held with the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.

Feb 14, 2024

Shanthi Gonzalez, Senior Manager of Candidate Recruitment and Training

A woman and a man stand in front of a grid of post-it notes on a wall as part of a power-mapping exercise.
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