Clean and Prosperous America
Clean & Prosperous America believes the pace of climate action hinges on expanding commitment from legislators representing non-urban areas. The suburban, small town and rural constituents who will demand commitment to climate action are young voters, 18-29, and specifically young minority voters. Because these climate-aware young minority voters in non-urban areas are under-represented at the polls, CaPA works with trusted, local organizations to reach, register and mobilize these voters in their communities.
The CaPA strategy of finding, then supporting small-but-powerful hyper-local organizations proved successful in the November and January victories in Georgia, and will be essential to building the climate action movement going forward.
CaPA Board of Directors
David Giuliani (he/him) – Board Chair
David is best known as the co-inventor of the Sonicare toothbrush and Clarisonic skincare system and as the successful co-founder and CEO of both companies. David turned Sonicare into the fastest-growing private company in the U.S. before selling it to Philips Electronics. He led Clarisonic onto the Inc. 100 list and sold the company to L’Oreal in 2011. David was a featured speaker at the White House Conference on Corporate Responsibility, the national Small Business Person of the Year, and the national Entrepreneur of the Year for Manufacturing. David received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California and studied graduate-level Electrical Engineering and Business at Stanford University. He has authored over 20 U.S. patents.
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)
Bill has led domestic and international marketing for several major brands, including Clarisonic (acquired by L’Oreal) and Sonicare (acquired by Philips). He played a key role in the successful launch of over 30 new products, including market-leaders from LifeScan (Johnson & Johnson), Braun, and Oral-B. Bill currently teaches Global Business Strategy and Marketing at the University of Washington. He earned his B.S. at West Virginia Wesleyan College and his MBA at the University of Pittsburgh.
Bill McClain (he/him) – Research and Marketing Director
Greg Rock (he/him) – Executive Director
Greg has half a decade of experience lobbying the Washington State legislature. He is also the policy chair on the board of Carbon Washington, which in 2016 qualified the first Carbon Tax in U.S. history for the ballot. At the Washington State Energy Office, Greg worked as the lead on public building efficiency. Greg owns a transit orientated infill development company and founded the Green Car Company which sold the first Smart Car in the U.S. Greg graduated Summa Cum Laude from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and earned a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Chalmers University in Sweden.
Emilia Jones (she/her) – Grant Program Director
Emilia is an experienced climate advocate, community builder, and campaign manager. She has led and advised political campaigns, represented the Washington State Attorney General’s office in the state legislature, and led grassroots efforts to strengthen neighborhoods and communities. As a climate advocate for nearly a decade, Emilia has worked to put a price on carbon, pass bills to protect the climate, and engage new climate champions. She received a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington.
Skye Witley (he/him) – Copy Editor & Messaging Specialist
Skye is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and minoring in Environmental Science at American University. He is a member of the Honors cohort at AU and a recipient of the four-year Dean’s Scholarship. His writing can be found in The Eagle and Current.