Kara Allen had a position (Executive Director) at Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition

Title Executive Director
Start Date 2012-00-00
End Date 2014-00-00
Is Current no
Executive yes
Notes • Directed legislative and press operations for 57 House members on energy, environment, and climate policy. • Advised members and staffers on pending legislation by analyzing policy proposals and developing vote recommendations; craft legislative initiatives, Floor strategy, op-eds, press releases, and talking points. • Created Coalition’s campaign to highlight the economic costs of climate inaction. • Led House-wide effort to remember the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. • Authored H.R. 5635, DISclosing Aid Spent to Ensure Relief (DISASTER) Act, a bill requiring the Federal government to report how much it spends annually on disaster-related assistance. • Advanced and promoted member priorities through regular collaboration with House committees, House leadership, Senate, White House, agencies, outside groups, and local and national reporters. • Actively recruited and persuaded non-members to join; increased membership by 27 percent in 9 months. • Increased Twitter presence 27 percent in 8 months. • Coordinated regular member meetings with high profile figures; led quarterly leadership member meetings and weekly staff meetings. • Managed Coalition budget. • Enhanced organization through: establishing a legislative endorsement process; weekly memoranda to leadership members; organizing quarterly meetings of the leadership members; developing a resource website; and creating a shared calendar, a member recruitment document, manual for new staff, shared rolodex, and press resource list.

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