Maggie L. Fox is a nationally recognized environmental activist and advocate, who has also been involved in many other progressive causes and organizations.
She will be speaking at the High Point Community Church Fellowship Hall at 4945 High Point Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA on November 9 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
She is married to former U.S. Senator Mark Udall of Colorado (he was “Tea Partied” out of office in 2014). For five years, she was CEO of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project – and in her past, she’s headed up America Votes, was national deputy director of the Sierra Club and much more.
She describes her current project, On Common Ground, as the creation of a “cultural narrative” for progressives…. maintaining that the far right carefully constructed a cultural narrative, starting years ago, and has “worked it” successfully to redefine the issues of the day – and has convinced too many Americans that guns, assaults on women’s health, etc. are the priorities.
She will speak about climate change and the challenges we face there – but also about the broader challenges (exemplified by the radical actions on climate change as one example) of our politics. She’s a force of nature, truly – and excellent speaker and so passionate. Her years at Gore’s organization, America Votes, Sierra Club – plus her knowledge of “all things Washington” because of Udall’s years as Congressman and Senator – give her a perspective and insight that’s so valuable and much needed right now.
Al Gore’s introduction to Fox when she was given The Right Stuff award:
The first video clip is the introduction to all the 2014 award winners – she is the second one on the video and it includes a short clip from one of her speeches, to give you an idea of how good she is – it begins at about 1:10 into this clip.
Maggie L. Fox is a consultant serving organizations, foundations and communities in the development and implementation of 21st century climate change and clean energy strategies. She is a veteran of numerous local, state, national and international environmental, political, legal and policy campaigns.
Fox is past President and CEO of the Climate Reality Project and the Climate Action Fund, with global campaigns training citizens leaders driving action on climate. She was the national President of America Votes as well as the Southwest Regional Director and Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Club.
Fox currently serves on the boards of the Green Fund, the Energy Future Coalition, and the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability.
She began her career as a classroom teacher and community organizer on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations of Arizona and New Mexico. An avid outdoors woman, she worked with the North Carolina and Colorado Outward Bound Schools and participated in numerous mountaineering and other outdoor expeditions around the world. She and her husband, Mark Udall, live in Eldorado Canyon, Colorado. They have two children.