Michael has been involved in organizing work since early high school. Recently, he's devoted his efforts to dismantling the disproportionate, distortional power of the fossil fuel industry.

While it's worth noting that Michael is available for hire to do all manner of campaign work, including media, communications, and strategy work, the core of his activism and resistance work has never been and will never be for profit of any kind. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need general assistance with a campaign that you think fits with Michael's theory of change and do not have a way to compensate him financially for his work. Michael lives and breathes system change, and will do everything in his power to help.

Current Projects

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equitable carbon pricing in Washington

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is a coalition in Washington State of more than 190 organizations from across civil society working to price pollution to fund solutions. Michael is a member of the Alliance's Northwest Washington coordinating team.

PROGRESSIVE ACTION IN WHATCOM, SKAGIT, AND ISLAND COUNTIES

The Riveters Collective is a civic action group that was formed immediately after the November 2016 general election to bring together people looking for a path forward. Michael is an active organizer with the collective, including assisting with the formatting of weekly action lists.

WORKING TOWARDS A FOSSIL FREE CITY OF BELLINGHAM

Michael is working with 350 Bellingham to draft, build insistence for, and pass a resolution committing the City of Bellingham, Washington to a path towards zero net carbon emissions.

Along with two (2) other Campaign Directors, I helped build and direct a campaign team of 50+ core members. We were successful in divesting Stanford University's $22 Billion USD endowment from thermal coal extraction. We drove the creation of a resilient multilateral coalition of student, faculty, and alumni groups. We designed, lobbied for, and coordinated organizing efforts for successful electoral campaigns to pass Undergraduate Senate and Graduate Student Council resolutions and a referendum by a vote of the student body. I co-authored, built logistical framework for, and provided extensive support for a Consensus on Fossil Fuel Divestment signed by >480 Stanford faculty, which can be found at www.stanfordfacultydivest.org . The campaign is continuing, stronger than ever, and updates can be found at www.facebook.com/fossilfreestanford and www.fossilfreestanford.org. If you have questions about the campaign, contact the current Media and Communications Director at fossilfreestanford@gmail.com.

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And plenty more.

I lived for a month at the Standing Rock Resistance at the largest of the camps, Oceti Sakowin Camp. I worked media coordination with the Indigenous Environmental Network, logistical support for the Indigenous Rising Media team, and content editing with the Oceti Sakowin Camp Media Team, now 7Fires Media. To follow the ongoing indigenous-lead resistances to the Dakota Access, Keystone XL, Sabal Trail, and other pipelines, see: #NoDAPL, #NoKXL, #StopSabalTrail, and look to the above-listed organizations.

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