The California State Legislature will consider a number of climate change issues during its 2012 session and will influence many aspects of the cap-and-trade program, including revenue allocations, offset rules and other elements of the program design. This session will provide a unique and rarely-seen look at what the issues are and offer insight into how they may play out.
Katie is honored to serve as the Director of the Green Jobs Campaign at the Ella Baker Center. The Ella Baker Center is named for an unsung hero of the civil rights movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders. Ella Baker Center builds on her legacy by giving people opportunities and skills to work together to strengthen our communities so that all of us can thrive. From epidemics of asthma to water shortages, our most vulnerable populations are disproportionately impacted by pollution and global warming. The Green Collar Jobs Campaign engages communities of color and low-income communities in building a Californian economy that benefits people AND the planet. By putting those most impacted by poverty and pollution at the root of our solutions and at the heart of our movement, the campaign is creating opportunities in the green economy, fighting poverty and pollution at the same time. Joining the team in Spring 2011, Katie has an extensive background in electoral, legislative, and non-profit organizing, most recently working out of state on candidate campaigns in America's swing states. A California native, she is thrilled to be home working to build California’s new majority (people of color) to shape the future of health, jobs and the environment throughout the state.