Monthly Forum: Sustainability in the 2020 Election Cycle (Virtual Edition)

May 28, 2020


  In these tumultuous times, State and Local governments matter more than ever, and your vote is critical for overcoming the challenges of climate change and environmental injustice.   Which candidates have strong pro-environment voting records? What policies will address the pressing needs of our most affected communities?   This special GreenHomeNYC Forum will help us get informed and get involved. Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A, and learn how you can effect positive social change and impact environmental policy and legislation over the coming years.   You’ll hear from three policy and governmental affairs experts on how the NYS and NYC voting process has changed, and what State and Local environmental policy and legislation might look like in a post-pandemic and socially just future.   JUNE 16 DEADLINE! DON’T WAIT TO REQUEST YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT FOR THE JUNE NEW YORK ELECTION. APPLY NOW!  

Speakers for this event include:

Joshua Klainberg /// Senior Vice President, New York League of Conservation Voters

Cecil Corbin-Mark /// Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT)

Ese Olumhense /// Reporter for THE CITY


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About our speakers:

Joshua Klainberg, Senior Vice President, NYS League of Conservation Voters. Josh has played a key role in many statewide and local level non-partisan voter engagement campaigns, candidate forums, ballot initiatives, issue campaigns, lobbying efforts and independent expenditure campaigns. He leads NYLCV endorsements process, where all candidates in NYS and NYC are surveyed and scored based on how they work to combat climate change and how they actually follow through and vote on environmental policy and legislation.


Cecil Corbin-Mark is Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s (WE ACT). Prior to working for WE ACT, Cecil worked for the Bronx County District Attorney, NYS Justice Hon. W. T. Martin, the Mellon Minority Scholars Program and the NY Public Library. He is a strong advocate for environmental justice causes.


Ese Olumhense is a reporter covering the Bronx for THE CITY. Before joining the team, she was a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and at The Investigative Fund. Originally from the Bronx, she is a graduate of The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


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In addition to the forum, our monthly volunteer orientation will take place right before the event, starting at 6pm. If you’re interested in joining GreenHomeNYC as a volunteer, please review opportunities on our website, and register for a monthly orientation HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact the GreenHomeNYC Forums group at [email protected].