Clean and Prosperous America
Clean & Prosperous America believes in the power of hyper-local, grassroots community organizations. Small, passionate, and often youth-led, community-rooted groups are much better able to connect with, persuade, and mobilize voters than impersonal and inefficient television advertising.
We do the work to discover and vet the groups that can make the biggest impact in the most strategically important districts.
Too much funding goes to TV ads every political cycle while grassroots groups doing the truly impactful direct voter engagement work go underfunded. We also recognize there is a massive quantity of organizations, small and large, who’s primary mission is not to turn-out voters and thus don’t receive national electorally focused donors support, but none-the-less are well positioned through their membership and volunteer bases to make big impact in elections with relatively small financial support to run electoral programs. Finally we see the pace of climate action hinges on expanding commitment from legislators representing non-urban areas and in these suburban, small town and rural constituents areas young voters, 18-29, and specifically young minority voters are the most moveable voters.
We developed, launched, and validated the program that blossomed into the Rural Youth Voter Fund (RYVF), a major initiative now led by The Rural Democracy Initiative and supported by the Movement Voter Project. Recognizing that our electoral system is structurally biased in favor of rural areas, and that young voters of color are underrepresented, the RYVF supports grassroots organizations to register and mobilize young voters of color in non-urban areas.
Our new Strategic Grassroots Empowerment Fund (SGEF) supports community organizations in strategically-targeted districts that are working critical races up and down the ballot.
CaPA Board of Directors
Bill McClain (he/him)
Bill has led domestic and international marketing for several major brands, including Clarisonic (acquired by L’Oreal) and Sonicare (acquired by Philips). Bill currently teaches Global Business Strategy and Marketing, as well as New Capitalism: Leading ESG in a Changing World at the University of Washington. Bill also leads marketing communications at Clean & Prosperous Washington. He earned his B.S. at West Virginia Wesleyan College and his MBA at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ning Mosberger-Tang (she/her)
Ning has a background in computer science and has worked for a number of years in the tech industry, including a few years developing Google’s early advertising platforms. Since 2006, she has focused on conservation and environmental education, climate change mitigation, community organizing, and policy advocacy. She does her work through a private foundation, a social welfare non-profit, and as a private investor in cleantech startups. She also serves on multiple environmental boards including the board of League of Conservation Voters. Ning received her B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Arizona.
Joel Kanter (he/him)
Joel has over four decades of political and business experience, which began in 1978 as a legislative assistant to Congressman Abner Mikva, where Joel focused on federal criminal code reform. Joel has also worked as the Special Assistant to the National Association of Attorneys General, Staff Director of House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative Process Chaired by Congressman Long, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Walnut Financial Services. Inc. Currently, Joel sits on several private company boards and the Board of Voices for Progress. Joel is the Board Chair of the Black Student Fund, and the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence. Joel received a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Political Science with honors from Tulane University.
Bill McClain (he/him) – Research and Marketing Director
Greg Rock (he/him) – Executive Director
Greg has a background in clean energy policies. He served for three years as the public buildings energy efficiency lead for the Washington State Energy Office. He also founded the Green Car Company which imported the first Smart Cars to the U.S. and delivered the first municipal PHEV conversion. Greg campaigned for the nation’s first carbon tax initiative, lobbied the WA State legislature since 2015, and authored theWA Sustainable Farms and Fields Act which contributed to the development of the $1 Billion USDA Climate Smart Commodities program. Greg received a M.Sc. in sustainable energy engineering from Chalmers University in Sweden, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cal Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. Greg also serves as the Executive Director of 1.5°Climate Strategies Group.
Page Atcheson (she/her) – Grant Program Director
Page Atcheson has been advancing solutions to mitigate the climate crisis for over a decade. She currently works with several organizations around funding priorities at the intersection of climate and politics while supporting nonprofit leadership. In her role at the Global Warming Mitigation Project, Page connects projects that are effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions with funding opportunities through the organization’s Climate Impact Conduit program. Page manages the grant program at Clean & Prosperous America and consults for their affiliated donor collaborative, the 1.5° Climate Strategies Group. Previously, Page served as the Executive Director of Our Climate. Under her leadership, Our Climate engaged thousands of youth leaders in efforts to win state-level climate and clean energy policies across the country. Page got her start organizing at Northern Plains Resource Council, working to organize farmers and ranchers to help keep coal in the ground. Page earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies from University of Vermont, where she designed a concentration in Community Responses to Climate Change.
The late David Giuliani was best known as the co-inventor of the Sonicare toothbrush and the Clarisonic skin care system, and as co-founder and CEO of both companies. David was a featured speaker at the White House Conference on Corporate Responsibility, was honored as the “United States Small Business Person of the Year” by President Clinton, and was selected as the “National Entrepreneur of the Year for Manufacturing” by Ernst & Young.
But his recent achievements may have been his most lasting and impactful. Over the last 10 years, David turned his attention to solving the problem of climate change. He worked hard to bring together expertise from all perspectives, regardless of political orientation, to identify, quantify, and address key issues. As an entrepreneur he always looked for “win-win” solutions to address climate change and improve economic and societal health.
Through Clean & Prosperous America, David galvanized funders to invest in community organizations to help unite our country in support of economic growth policies that enhance the health and safety of our citizens and the environment.
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