User Profile for Jessy Tolkan (Jessy_Tolkan)
Washington, Washington D.C.
Bio: Jessy Tolkan serves as the Executive Director of Programs for the Energy Action Coalition, a coalition of 46 leading youth organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Energy Action Coalition is growing a generation-wide movement to stop global warming, by advocating for green jobs, stopping new coal, and making young people's voices heard in the policy debate around global climate change. Tolkan has spent most of her career working to build power amongst the millenial generation. In 2004, Tolkan helped to register more than 130,000 young voters and produce one of the highest youth turnout rates in the country as WI director for the New Voters Project. Prior to her work at the Energy Action Coalition, Tolkan worked with leading advocacy and grassroots organizations including: United States Student Association, Young Democrats of America, and Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. Tolkan received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Political Science. In 2006, Tolkan was named one of the REAL HOT 100 Women in America, for her work with young voters.
Joined: May 23 '07
Last login: Mar 10 '08
|Speaking Topics:||Global Warming, Youth Voting, Coalition Building, Grassroots Organizing, Social Change Models, Leadership|