Center for American Progress

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Stateside Chat: Working Toward an Equitable and Just Climate Future
Press Advisory

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Stateside Chat: Working Toward an Equitable and Just Climate Future

Washington, D.C. — In its first month, the Biden administration has taken several steps to help secure the United States’ climate future and undo the harms initiated or worsened by the previous administration. State and local governments, climate advocates, and environmental justice leaders have been at the forefront of achieving climate success and confronting systemic racism and inequality. They will continue to champion progress during the current administration and beyond.

Monumental strides have occurred across the country, including state legislation developed with environmental justice advocates to protect environmentally overburdened communities; community-based conservation programs and campaigns; and new state and local commitments to renewable energy. Continued progress will grow even faster with federal partnership and coordination.

Please join the Center for American Progress and the League of Conservation Voters on Thursday, March 18, 2021, for a discussion on climate progress taking place across the country and how these best practices can be used as models for the federal government.

This event is the first in a new series of events titled Stateside Chat, highlighting recent state and local successes and outlining a blueprint for continued progress on a number of issues. Please continue to check back at for more information on upcoming events.

We would love to hear your questions. Please submit any questions for our distinguished panel via email at [email protected] or on Twitter using #StatesideChat. Live captioning will be available on Zoom and on the YouTube livestream.


In conversation:
Letitia James, New York State Attorney General
John Podesta, Founder & Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:
Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Executive Director, The CLEO Institute
Richard Moore, Coordinator, Los Jardines Institute; Co-Founder, Environmental Justice Health Alliance

Sara Chieffo, Vice President, Government Affairs, League of Conservation Voters


Thursday, March 18, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET


You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at [email protected] or 202-478-6327.