Marion Edey

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Marion Edey "is a lifelong environmental and social justice activist. She founded and led the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) from 1970 to 1986, creating the first group to lobby for the environmental movement. In 1977 President Jimmy Carter appointed Marion to the three-person Council on Environmental Quality, however she was denied Senate approval because of her outspoken role with the LCV and her radical environmental values. She spent more than 10 years working with the Threshold Foundation, evaluating grant projects for environmental, social justice, peace and arms control and campaign finance reform. A former educator in the East Harlem district, Marion recently taught a course on activism and philanthropy at the Sandy Spring Friends School in D.C. She is also on the board of Taxpayers of Common Sense and the Fund for Constitutional Government." [1]

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  1. Directors, Friends of the Earth-US, accessed September 13, 2010.