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We wanted to give a shout out to all the #FriendsofthePlanet who signed the Harvard Forward petition or nudged a friend or family member to do it! We were one of the first publications to give them media coverage and raise the profile of their campaign to get enough signatures to put five candidates on the ballot to sit on the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body. That helped to generate a slew of good press from even larger media outlets (like the NY Times) that helped them to gather the signatures they needed — and then some! All told, Harvard Forward collected more than 20,000 signatures — each candidate received over 4,500 — and on Saturday they hand-carried nomination forms to Harvard’s administrative offices. Congrats, and now let’s get them elected to the Board!
Midge Purce is a star of the Portland Thorns and a candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers
The Biden administration is hoping to move the United States into the electric vehicle era through massive investments in incentives to get EVs on the road as well as the build-out of 500,000 EV charging stations across the country. Yet this revolution is reliant upon Americans making the switch to EVs in mass numbers. As […]
Recently, Transportation for America’s Director Beth Osborne sat down to speak with former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (now, Chief Policy Officer at Lyft) about how a massive investment in infrastructure can address inequality and provide innovative transportation solutions for a multitude of communities. From micro mobility, to reassessing freeways, and the expansion of public transit, […]
This week we sat down with Congressman Ted Lieu who represents California’s 33rd Congressional district. His district also happens to be one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the nation where wildfires, extreme heat, and sea-level rise are creating conditions that necessitate comprehensive climate action from the federal government. More specifically, the Congressman told us […]
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