Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Elizabeth Arnold


Elizabeth Arnold is a trained electrician and the founder of EDGE (Encouraging Development of a Green Economy), a Philadelphia-based environmental group committed to ending the extraction economy and promoting local economic solutions for our energy needs. She has been organizing communities on campaigns against fossil fuel extraction for more than a decade. Elizabeth is also an experienced political organizer, leading successful voter registration initiatives and voter turnout campaigns in battleground states during every presidential election since 2004. Most recently, she served as an advisor on fracking for the Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign in Pennsylvania. In 2016, she also led the paid signature gathering effort for two ballot initiatives that would have protected communities from fracking in Colorado. Elizabeth is currently pursuing a MS in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

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