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In episode ten of Think 100%, United States Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) is joining us to discuss why she helped start the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force and how her district is adapting to climate change. Also joining us is Rosemary Enobakhare, former Obama EPA official and current director of the Clean Water For All campaign. Rosemary has a wealth of experience building relationships with communities and is leading a coalition that is fighting off attempts to get rid of basic clean water protections by the current Administration.
Broadcast Date: May 22, 2018
Broadcast Time: 6:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm PT
Live Stream: WPFWFM.org/radio
Live Radio: 89.3 FM in DC/Maryland/Virgina
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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal represents Washington’s 7th District, which encompasses most of Seattle and surrounding areas. She is committed to ensuring that every resident of the district has economic opportunity; fairness and equity; and safe and healthy communities. She is proud of the district’s role in leading the country on issues like the minimum wage, racial equity and innovation, and will work to support that work and lift it up as a model for the rest of the country. She has a strong focus on ensuring income equality, access to quality and affordable education, expanding Social Security and Medicare, and protecting our environment for our next generations. As the first Indian-American woman in the House of Representatives, Jayapal has spent the last twenty years working internationally and domestically as a leading national advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights. Visit her website to learn more.
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Rosemary Enobakhare currently serves as the Clean Water for All Coalition Director. In this role, she is responsible for working with a broad range of partners to create and execute a Coalition that advocates and defends clean water protections at the Federal level. She was previously appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Public Engagement and Environmental Education in the Office of the Administrator at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this role, she led the agency’s community outreach program and developed strategic engagement plans to positively impact the EPA’s public policy to ensure nontraditional communities were both apart of the conversations and the solution.
Ms. Enobakhare also served as the Deputy Director of Public Engagement and Faith-based Initiatives, in this capacity she was over the coordination of outreach to the African American, faith, women and business communities on behalf of the EPA Administrator. Prior to joining the Administration, Rosemary served as the Director of African American Outreach for the Democratic National Committee, leading the party’s efforts around engaging the African American Community in the 2012 election. Rosemary is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Spelman College.