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Mobilizing and engaging in democracy

Our Mission

NCLCV Foundation connects and engages people to protect our natural environment and promote the well-being of our communities. We turn environmental values into NC priorities by engaging people in the democratic process, organizing in communities to connect environmental policies to people’s daily lives, cultivating environmental leaders, and advocating for policies at the state and local level that protect the health and quality of life for all North Carolinians, with an intentional focus on systematically excluded communities of color.

We fulfill our mission by:
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Mobilizing and Engaging People in Democracy
Connecting to People’s Daily Lives​ icon
Connecting to People’s Daily Lives
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Advocating for Sound Environmental Protections

We can’t do it alone

You are our partner

In order to address the multiple challenges facing our state, we need active and responsible North Carolinians. We know that protecting North Carolina’s environment starts with you. With your help, we can turn our environmental values into North Carolina’s priorities.

Our sister organization

Our sister organization (NCLCV) works with state leaders and agencies to ensure pro-environmental policies are not only passed but enforced to protect our state.

Our national partner

We work closely with our national partner, the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, to help build a strong environmental movement.

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Our Work

You don’t have to be a staff member or volunteer with a nonprofit to make an impact on policy. You can get engaged and find information on how you can make a difference. Our main initiatives are:

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PowerUp NC

PowerUp NC is a statewide team whose values are rooted in economic, environmental, and racial justice. We are building a movement for a stronger economy, healthier environment, and a more inclusive democracy. We are currently working in the Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Fayetteville communities.

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Power the Vote NC

Power the Vote is an initiative born from the urgency in Eastern North Carolina’s frontline communities. These communities are directly affected by climate change and other environmental issues. We are building genuine relationships to ensure the community is civically engaged in supporting solutions to these challenges. 

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Boards and Commisions

Boards and Commissions are powerful governing bodies with the ability to influence important local policy and investment decisions. Our first-ever training program will recruit, support, train, and place our members and allies to serve on local boards and commissions. We’re focused on making sure women and people of color have decision-making power in government.

Administrative Advocacy

Strong environmental policies do little to protect our environment without strong enforcement. We prioritize environmental enforcement, working directly with state agencies that enforce the laws and keep us safe from toxic pollutants.

North Carolina has a history of underfunding the compliance and enforcement divisions of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), often allowing violators to go unnoticed and unpunished. We work closely with DEQ to inform and improve their enforcement programs, and support both administrative and legislative advocacy efforts to improve existing enforcement programs. 

Our Board

William Munn
Bob Kingery
Legal Counsel
John Wallace
Board Member
Deborah Dicks Maxwell
Board Member and Immediate Past President
Mary Beth Powell
Board Member
Kevin Primus
Board Member
Elizabeth Redenbaugh
Board Member
Jazmín Varela

Our Staff

Clean Energy Campaigns Director
Michelle (Meech) Carter
Executive Director
Carrie Clark
Director of Governmental Relations
Dan Crawford
Regional Field Organizer
Stacey Freeman
Field and Mobilization Director
Rashad Gibson
Co-Director of Development and Donor Engagement
Lari Hatley
Quality State Director
Teresa Hemby
Civic Engagement State Director
Luther Hemby, III
Regional Field Director
Yvette Jones
Co-Director of Development
Khalilah Karim
Voter Registration State Director
Angela Keaton
Lead Regional Organizer
Robert Leak III
Director of Communications and Membership
Ty McFarland
Regional Field Director
Monique Jackson McMillan
Outreach Director
Justine Oller
Boards and Commissions Program Coordinator
Maraim Rivera
Boards & Commissions Program Assistant
Ivis Romero
Regional Field Organizer
José Saucedo
Director of Policy and Environmental Enforcement
Robin Smith
Regional Field Director - Raleigh
Marinel Ubaldo
Boards and Commissions Director
Kerry Wiggins

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