About the Alliance for
Jobs and Clean Energy

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington State’s coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global warming pollution, strengthening our economy, and making sure all Washington families have a better future.We’re calling for immediate action to protect people, places and the quality of life in this state. We’re proud to call Washington home, let’s keep it that way. We believe Washington:
  • WILL respond to global warming by adopting standards and policies that reduce carbon emissions and hold big emitters accountable.
  • CAN grow our economy, business sector and labor movement by incentivizing homegrown clean energy and technology, which creates good jobs and better choices for consumers, and improves health.
  • MUST invest in communities of color and communities with low incomes disproportionately harmed by fossil fuel pollution.
We have proposed an effective and equitable approach to account for the devastating costs of carbon pollution and accelerate a just transition to a clean energy economy. Learn more about about our policy proposal that reflects the diverse values of the many constituencies of the Alliance and makes major progress on carbon pollution and clean energy. View a summary here.

Alliance Staff

Lauren Breynaert | Coordinator
  • Lauren is a born and raised in Washingtonian with a passion for climate justice. Lauren has worked in environmental justice advocacy for the past 5 years in Los Angeles and Seattle working on national and statewide campaigns with a commitment to building the environmental movement at the intersection of racial and economic justice. When Lauren is not at the Alliance office, you can find her in solidarity marches in Seattle or on the Olympic Peninsula mountain biking and skiing.
Ahmed Gaya | Field Director
  • Ahmed comes to the Alliance with a decade of experience organizing for climate and social justice in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He joined the Alliance because he truly believes “It takes everyone, to change everything”.

The Alliance Steering Committee

  • Patrick Mazza | 350 Seattle
  • De’Sean Quinn | African American Community
  • Carrie Nyssen | American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific
  • Tony Lee | Asian Pacific Islander Coalition
  • Vlad Gutman | Climate Solutions
  • Aiko Schaefer | Front & Centered
  • Rosalinda Guillen | Community to Community
  • Cheri Cornell | CoolMom
  • LeeAnne Beres | Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light
  • Mary Solecki | Environmental Entrepreneurs
  • Paul Benz | Faith Action Network of Washington
  • Jill Mangaliman | Got Green
  • Peter Bloch-Garcia | Latino Community Fund
  • Nancy Hirsh | Northwest Energy Coalition
  • Rich Stolz | OneAmerica
  • Robby Stern | Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action
  • Kim Powe | Puget Sound Sage
  • Amanda Jahshan | Renewable Northwest
  • Adam Glickman | SEIU 775
  • Robin Everett | Sierra Club
  • Ricardo Gotla | Transportation Choices Coalition
  • Ryan Miller | Tulalip Tribe
  • Jason Barbose | Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Sarah Cherin | UFCW 21
  • Brenna Davis | Washington Businesses for Climate Action
  • Mary Le Nguyen | Washington Community Action Network
  • Shannon Murphy | Washington Conservation Voters
  • Becky Kelley | Washington Environmental Council
  • Washington Federation of State Employees
  • Ken Lans | Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Jeff Johnson | Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

our founding partners

A Washington-Wide Alliance

“Climate change is about health: the health of our children, our communities, and our planet. We call for immediate action to reduce the impacts of climate change.”

renee klein,
american lung
association of the

“When we fail to stop climate change, communities suffer from pollution and income inequality and we place our shared future at great risk.”

rich stolz,
one america

Jobs & Clean Energy Supporters

    • 21 Progress
    • 350 Bellingham
    • 350 Seattle
    • 350.org
    • A&R Solar
    • Africatown
    • Alliance for a Just Society
    • American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific
    • American Sustainable Business Council
    • APACE
    • Asia Pacific Cultural Center
    • Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Statewide Organization
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, King County
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Pierce County
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Snohomish County
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, South Puget Sound
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Spokane Chapter
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Yakima County
    • Audubon Washington
    • Bayan USA PNW
    • Businesses for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP)
    • Center for Justice
    • Central District Arts Forum
    • Centro Latino
    • Children’s Alliance
    • CIELO
    • Citizens for a Clean Harbor
    • Climate Solutions
    • Coalition of Immigrants Refugees and Communities of Color
    • Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
    • Columbia Riverkeeper
    • Community Alliance for Global Justice
    • Community to Community (C2C)
    • Conservation Northwest
    • Consumers Union
    • CoolMom
    • Divest Whitman
    • Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / Technical Advisory Group
    • E3 Washington
    • Earth Ministry
    • Earthship Seattle
    • El Centro de la Raza
    • El Comite de Derechos Humanos de Forks
    • Entre Hermanos
    • Environment Washington
    • Environmental Action
    • Environmental Defense Fund
    • Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
    • Environmental Professionals of Color – Seattle Chapter
    • Enwave Seattle
    • Evergreen Carbon
    • Faith Action Network
    • FAPAGOW (Filipino American Political Action Group of Washington)
    • Fisher Bag Company, Inc. – Company
    • Feet First
    • Food Action
    • ForestEthics
    • Fremont Brewing
    • Friends of Grays Harbor
    • Friends of the Columbia Gorge
    • FRIENDS of the San Juans
    • Fuse Washington
    • Futurewise
    • Got Green
    • Grays Harbor Audubon Society
    • Greenpeace USA
    • Health Care Without Harm
    • Hilltop Urban Gardens
    • Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County
    • IBEW Local Union 77
    • Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders
    • Irthlingz
    • Khalsa Gurmat Center
    • Latino Community Fund of Washington
    • Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing
    • LGBTQ Allyship
    • Lightstone Consulting, LLC
    • Loving Kindness Meditation Center
    • Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle
    • Moms Clean Air Force
    • Multicultural Self-Sufficiency Movement
    • NAACP – Tacoma Chapter
    • NAACP of Seattle King County
    • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum- Seattle Chapter
    • National Wildlife Federation
    • Native Youth Leadership Alliance
    • Natural Resource Defense Council
    • Neomer
    • Nonprofit Assistance Center
    • Northwest Progressive Institute
    • Northwest Seed
    • NW Energy Coalition
    • Olympic Climate Action
    • OneAmerica
    • Organization of Chinese Americans
    • Our Climate
    • PCC Farmland Trust
    • Progreso: Latino Progress
    • Protect Our Winters
    • PSARA, Puget Sound Adovcates for Retirement Action
    • Puget Sound Sage
    • Puget Sound Solar
    • Pure Solar, Inc.
    • Rajana Society
    • RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
    • Refugee & Immigrant Services NW
    • Renewable Northwest
    • SafeGuard the South Fork
    • Schools Under 2 Degrees
    • Seattle Audubon
    • Seattle Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation
    • Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
    • Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League
    • Seattle Recreative
    • SEIU 775
    • SEIU WA State Council
    • SeQuential
    • Sierra Club, WA Chapter
    • Solar Installers of Washington
    • Solar Resource Assessment LLC
    • South Seattle Climate Action Network
    • Statewide Poverty Action Network
    • Sunergy Systems
    • Sustainable West Seattle
    • SW WA League of United Latin American Citizens
    • Tacoma Green Drinks
    • Tacoma Urban League
    • Tahoma Audubon Society
    • Tenants Union of Washington State
    • The Lands Council
    • The Washington Bus
    • Thurston Climate Action Team
    • Tigrai Community
    • Tilth Producers of Washington
    • Tiny Trees Preschool
    • Trane
    • Transition Fidalgo & Friends
    • Transportation Choices
    • Tulalip Tribe
    • UAW Local 4121
    • UFCW 21
    • Union of Concerned Scientists
    • United Indians of all Tribes
    • University Temple United Methodist Church & Society Committee
    • Washington Business for Climate Action
    • Washington CAN!
    • Washington Conservation Voters
    • Washington Environmental Council
    • Washington Federation of State Employees Council 28 (AFSCME)
    • Washington Green Schools
    • Washington Interfaith Power and Light
    • Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
    • Washington Public Employees Association (UFCW) Local 365
    • Washington State Budget & Policy Center
    • Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO
    • WashPIRG
    • Win/win Action
    • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
    • Y @ Cascade People’s Center
    • YMCA Earth Service Corps

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