Mary Creasman is California Environmental Voters’ (EnviroVoters) Chief Executive Officer. Since taking over EnviroVoters in 2018, Mary has focused the organization on building power to solve the climate crisis, advancing climate justice, and creating the global roadmap for action. Under her leadership, EnviroVoters has more than doubled in size, launching three new local league PAC entities to expand organizing efforts in battleground regions across the state. During the 2020 election cycle, EnviroVoters PAC entities and partners stopped Big Oil’s top three candidates from advancing in the primary election and unseated two anti-environmental state senators in the general election.
In addition, EnviroVoters led efforts in 2020 to expand mail ballots to every voter, protect in-person and drop box polling options, and lower the voting age. While passing numerous climate policies statewide, EnviroVoters led accountability efforts to oust pro-oil and gas legislators and helped push California’s congressional delegation to deliver a historic win federally by securing permanent conservation funding through the Great American Outdoors Act.
Prior to EnviroVoters, Mary served as the California Director of Government Affairs for The Trust for Public Land where she led the effort to pass the largest parks tax measure in the nation, spearheaded the state’s biggest single investment in underserved communities in California’s history, and created an urban greening program marking the first-time green infrastructure was included in California’s climate policy.
Mary has a long and successful track record of leading campaigns and initiatives at regional, statewide, and national levels as the Chief Strategy Officer of Green For All, the Associate Director of the Partnership for Children & Youth, and the Political and Organizing Director of the AFL-CIO Labor Council in Silicon Valley. She has advised organizations across the country as an organizational development and effectiveness consultant. Mary has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Hill, Politico, the Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, and more.
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