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Phaedra Ellis Lamkins

20 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

Don't Derail Transportation Jobs

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

If Congress is serious about putting Americans back to work -- if they're serious about reviving communities, keeping our roads and bridges safe, and protecting our kids and our health -- they'll pass a transportation bill that America needs now.

Investing in the New Economy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Green jobs pay higher, are more available to those with only a high school degree -- and are growing faster than jobs in the rest of the economy. It's a smart sector in which to invest.

Champions of the Green Movement

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

When Dr. King was assassinated, it was 1968. President Obama was 7 and EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson was 6. Many of the African-American leaders who now carry the torch of justice that King lit were young when he died.

The Promise of the Green Economy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The EPA is expected to release a new baseline today limiting the amount of mercury and other toxics that coal-powered plants can spew into our communities. The new rules will not only keep us healthier they will also create jobs.

Building A Green Economy, From Jobs To Policy

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"When you go from using food stamps and all of a sudden you have the power to support yourself, it changes the way you see yourself, it changes how th...