As the DC field organizer for Moms Clean Air Force from 2017 to 2019, Elizabeth Brandt fought the Trump administration’s dismantling of the Clean Power Plan, championed the passage of the Clean Energy DC Act, and tirelessly advocated for clean air and children’s health on Capitol Hill. As regional field manager, she remains a fixture on the Hill, while managing field staff across the US. Elizabeth’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, BBC America, The Hill, and NowThis.
Before working for Moms Clean Air Force, Elizabeth worked in social work and public health in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Elizabeth grew up in the shadow of a copper smelter that covered her neighborhood with arsenic and other chemicals. She is determined to ensure that other families do not experience the devastating impacts that living close to underregulated industrial sites can cause. A mother of two daughters, Elizabeth became increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change after the birth of her first child. Elizabeth holds a master’s degree in social work.
During the Covid-19 pandemic she is working from home with two young and opinionated assistants. This has further motivated her to get out and bike hundreds of miles to raise money for get out the vote efforts!