Phaedra Ellis Lamkins
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins "is the Chief Executive Officer of Green For All. Since taking leadership in March 2009, Phaedra has led the organization to a stirring string of victories. Chief among these was assembling a civil rights coalition that successfully lobbied for two significant improvements to the House version of the American Clean Energy and Security Act: securing funding for job training, and guaranteeing broad access to clean energy jobs. These are the Act’s only provisions creating opportunity for low-income people and people of color.
"Under Phaedra’s leadership, Green For All has also won major legislative victories in Washington State and New Mexico. With Green For All’s help, both are pioneering state-level green jobs and energy-efficiency programs. Washington’s, in particular offers other states a model for not only creating clean energy jobs, but also responsibly investing federal Recovery Act dollars for long-term environmental and economic health.
"Prior to joining Green For All, Phaedra was head of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council and Working Partnerships USA. While there, she earned her reputation as one of the nation’s most inspirational and creative problem solvers for working families. She also earned a wealth of experience that will help her lead Green For All to new heights:" 
- Director, Tipping Point Community 
- Director, New World Foundation
- Speaker, Momentum Conference
- Selection Committee, 11th Annual Brower Youth Award 
Resources and articles
- John Stauber, The Progressive Movement is a PR Front for Rich Democrats, March 15, 2013, CounterPunch.