Session XVII: The Next 60 Days

The ACLS 2020 closing session may be the most important of all. The next 60 days could well determine the fate of our nation, our climate and our world. We’ll share and discuss the latest prospects for November, and what we can do to persuade voters and get out the vote for climate action before and right after the elections.

Michelle Deatrick
Chair and Founder
DNC Environment and Climate Crisis Council

About Michelle:

Michelle Deatrick is the Chair and founder of the Democratic National Committee’s first-ever Environment and Climate Crisis Council. She advocates for the adoption of bold, science-based climate and environmental policy in the Democratic Party, and as Council chair has built a strong, diverse coalition for the Council’s policy recommendations. A policy analyst, editor and internationally honored poet, she is a proud union member and a delegate to her regional labor federation. She has served as vice chair of her county commission and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya. Michelle lives on her family’s 80 acre farm in southeast Michigan.
Day 4 - August 27, 2020
Lindsay Harper
National Core Support Team Coordinator
Arm in Arm

About Lindsay:

Lindsay Harper began her work in environmental, economic and social justice in 2013 with the launch of her flagship global initiative GreenGoingForward. She recognized then that there is a need to engage diverse communities through various collaborations including new media, small businesses, and the nonprofit sector. One of the most successful outcomes of her efforts was a Go 4 Green Sustainability Tour held at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in 2014. Lindsay believes that in seeking economic development, utilizing a community-lead approach to business education can facilitate strong #InKind economies, create multi-generational wealth, and build leadership and capacity. Applying these principles will directly address the systemic economic issues perpetuating the climate crisis. Lindsay was appointed to the position of Executive Director for Georgia WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions) in 2018; the first African-American woman to hold the position. Lindsay is a native of Atlanta, GA, and a second-generation graduate of...
Day 4 - August 27, 2020
Phil Sharp
Board Chair

About Phil:

Phil Sharp served as director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics from 1995 to 1998 and again from 2004 until 2005. He also was a senior research fellow in Harvard’s Environmental and Natural Resources Program from 2001 to 2003. He served 10 terms as a U.S. Congress member from Indiana, from 1975 to 1995. Following his decision not to seek an 11th consecutive term in the House, Phil joined Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he was a lecturer in Public Policy from 1995 to 2001. Earlier, he taught political science at Ball State University, from 1969 to 1974. Phil earned a B.A. from Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Department of Government, also at Georgetown.
Day 4 - August 27, 2020