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Advisory Board

Michelle Deatrick

Founder and Chair, DNC Environment and Climate Crisis Council

Michelle serves as the elected National Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis. She is also a member of UAW Local 2320 and serves as a delegate to her regional labor federation.

Sean McBrearty

Michigan Legislative and Policy Director,
Clean Water Action

Andrea Pierce


Andrea is a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Band (LTBB) of Odawa Indians. She is lead organizer of Idle No More Michigan, fighting for Native Rights and to SHUT DOWN LINE 5/NO TUNNEL. Andrea also co-founded and Chairs the Anishinaabek Caucus of the MDP.

Jeff Irwin

State Senator (MI-15)

Jeff serves as a member of the Michigan Senate representing the 15th district.

Yousef Rabhi

Washtenaw County Commissioner

Yousef is a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives and served as Democratic Leader of the House. He currently serves as a Washtenaw County Commissioner.

Mahnoor Imran

Director of South Asian Awareness Network

Jackson Koeppel

Succession Supporter, Soulardarity

Desirae Simmons

Co-Director, Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice

Desirae is currently the Co-Director of Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice. She also holds leadership positions within the Washtenaw County Democratic Party and serves on a citizen committee for housing affordability and accessibility.

Officers + Team Members

Greg Woodring


Community organizer and software engineer committed to a green and publicly owned energy future.

Sean Higgins


Image processing engineer, raised Ann Arborite, passionate about fighting for democratization and against climate change, avid birder, biker, and gamer.

Zackariah Farah


Kiplin Kaldahl

Internal Organizing

Research associate, health sciences.

Chris Lewis

Media Liaison

Climate change researcher and communicator.

Ember McCoy


Environmental justice ph.d. candidate, climate and labor organizer. 

Cynthia Price


Former editor of the Grand Rapids Legal News and other papers, and the current editor of Groundcover News, the street paper of the homeless in Ann Arbor. She is the founder or co-founder of several nonprofits and has served as treasurer for some of them as well as doing fund accounting at a governmental-related nonprofit in the early 2000s.