The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to build political support in the United States for protecting the planet and its people.
We mobilize influential constituencies, experts, community leaders and others to directly advocate for clean air and water, public health, biodiversity, and a stable climate. We support candidates who stand up for environmental protection, and we expose those who side with polluters rather than the public good.
We encourage people from across the country to join us in our efforts. Click here to sign up and add your voice.
The Action Fund has an active board, led by Board Chair Patricia Bauman. The staff of the Action Fund includes:
Rhea Suh, Action Fund President
Peter Lehner, Action Fund Executive Director
Wesley Warren, Director of Programs
David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs
Sarah Gillman, Treasurer
Heather Taylor-Miesle, Action Fund Director
Amna Khan, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Steve VanLandingham, Development Director
Emily Bischof, Operations Coordinator
Chelsea Phipps, Political Researcher/Event Coordinator
Sarah Lyn Vollmer, Program Assistant
Please note: the NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the NRDC Action Fund engages in various advocacy and political activities for which the Natural Resources Defense Council, a 501(c)(3) organization, faces certain legal limitations or restrictions. News and information released by the NRDC Action Fund therefore needs to be identified as from the NRDC Action Fund.