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Presented by Biodiversity Funders Group
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 2-3 PM ET | 1-2 PM CT | 12-1 PM MT | 11 AM-12 PM PT
Building on CEFG’s democracy workshops, please join us to learn about redistricting. This once-a-decade opportunity will shape how our communities are represented for the decade ahead. The extent to which communities are fairly represented in Congress and in their state legislatures profoundly influences policies and resources that address climate change and protect the environment. Efforts are underway in a number of key states to ensure the creation of fairer maps and push back against partisan and racial gerrymanders.
Join Bill Roberts and Cathy Duvall to talk about the challenges created by gerrymandering on climate and energy policy and to hear an overview of the emerging redistricting work and how to engage.
Moderated by John Mitterholzer, Senior Program Officer, Environment, The George Gund Foundation
John is the Foundation’s senior program officer for the environment. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2008, he was a program officer at The Cleveland Foundation. John is the former chair of the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, the current co-chair of the Climate and Energy Funders Group and an active member of the Environmental Grantmakers Association.
Bill Roberts, Principle, Corridor Partners
Bill has over 30 years of experience in politics, advocacy, and philanthropy. Bill has held leadership positions at Atlantic Philanthropies (director of U.S. advocacy) and the Beldon Fund (president). In advocacy and policy, Bill held senior positions on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and at the Environmental Defense Fund. Bill also has a range of political experience, including service as board chair of the League of Conservation Voters from 1999 to 2011.
Cathy Duvall, Founder, Democracy Ascent Advisors
Cathy is the founder of a consulting firm focused on strategic outreach and engagement to create a more functional democracy. Currently, her primary work is with the Fair Representation in Redistricting Project at New Venture Fund where her focus is to build a collaborative funding space around redistricting issues, strengthen community coalitions, and provide strategic advice to state redistricting efforts. Duvall comes to this work after serving for 10 years as the strategic outreach director at the Sierra Club where she focused on national policy changes around environmental justice, workers’ rights, and democracy issues, and oversaw the youth organizing and political programs. A recognized leader in the DC nonprofit community, she has been named two years running as “one of the top 100 most influential people in Washington DC” by Washington Life Magazine and is honored to have received the Heather Booth award for her individual contributions to community organizing.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have any additional questions, please contact Megan Waterman at mwaterman@biodiversityfunders.