Guest, Jeremiah Lowery

Guest Name: 
Jeremiah Lowery
Jeremiah Lowery
Guest Occupation: 
Climate Justice Organizer, Environmental/Labor Activist, D.C. Area Food Justice Activist
Guest Biography: 

Jeremiah Lowery is a Climate Justice Organizer currently working part-time with Chesapeake Climate Action Network to pass a carbon fee-and-dividend policy in the District of Columbia. An environmental and labor activist, he has worked on issues ranging from expanding green spaces in DC to environmental justice to workers’ rights to early childhood education.

Jeremiah has also worked with and organized low-income residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area on issues, such as political empowerment and sustainability.

He’s also hosted “To Heal DC” on WPFW 89.3 FM Pacifica Radio, a radio show that focuses on health, environmental and labor issues.  Jeremiah has also worked on educational policies for the DC government.

Previously, Jeremiah was the Research and Policy Coordinator at Restaurant Opportunities Center-DC (ROC-DC), which aimed to improve working conditions for the restaurant workforce in Washington, DC.

He is currently a political appointee to the first DC Food Policy Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club-DC Chapter, a member of the Steering Committee of DC for Democracy and a lead organizer of the Universal Childcare Campaign.

Last week, Jeremiah spearheaded a national Sierra Club resolution to support DC statehood, which will be taken up by its Board of Directors.

Jeremiah is a native Washingtonian and a 2008 graduate of the University of Maryland.