Privacy Policy

1.0 Policy

At The Climate Mobilization (“TCM”), we are dedicated to the protection of the personal information of our supporters, members, donors, and website visitors (“you”).

2.0 Information We Collect and Why

2.1 Non-Personal Information

As most websites do, we collect information that cannot be used to specifically identify you, which may include the name of your internet service provider, your IP address, the browser and type of machine you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time you request them.

We use Google Analytics to gather this non-personal information. Generally, we use this information only in the aggregate to understand how visitors navigate through our website and how we might improve the user experience. For more information on Google Analytics, please review this link: google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

TCM may also place “cookies,” or small files, in the browser files of your computer. We use cookies to save information you give us so that you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our website. This allows us to personalize the website to your taste and provide the best web experience possible to our visitors.

2.2 Personal Information

The only time we collect personal information, or information that can be used to identify you, is when you voluntarily provide that information, such as when you sign up for updates or register to participate in projects or campaigns. We will use the information you provided for the purpose you provided it, and we will add you to our mailing list.

As part of our mailing list, you will receive updates on other TCM campaigns or activities, as well as information about campaigns or activities of local affiliates, Climate Mobilization Project (“CMP,” our affiliated 501(c)(3)), or other trusted TCM allies in certain cases—such as if our allies are organizing events that further TCM’s mission in your area. In order to improve our engagement with our network, we may track whether the emails we send to you are being opened and whether the links they contain are being clicked. You may opt out of these communications at any time using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email we send.

3.0 How We Store Information

Information collected in accordance with this policy may be stored by TCM itself or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by our affiliates, agents, or service providers. We currently use EveryAction as our contact management system. For more information on EveryAction, please review this link: ngpvan.com/content/privacy-policy (see section entitled “If you are a visitor to the Web site of an NGP VAN client” and below).

4.0 Processing of Credit Card Information

If you choose to make a donation to TCM, your credit card information will be processed through our secure online payment system, using a third-party payment processor. If you choose to make that donation recurring, the information will be stored by our third-party payment processors. Our payment processors use industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies to ensure the security of your sensitive payment information. Payment information entered on our website is not stored or seen by TCM.

5.0 Sharing Information

5.1 Basic Contact Information

We may share your name and email address with trusted organizations that share our mission. These organizations include CMP and partner organizations working in your area. We will not share your information with any individual or organization not dedicated to the success of TCM.

5.2 Location Information

We will not share the information you’ve given us on action or event signup pages with unaffiliated groups or individuals without your explicit permission. For the Pledge to Mobilize, petitions, letters to the editor, and other similar items you have signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to campaign targets (e.g., your elected representatives) specifically noted on the action page.

5.3 Information Related to Donations

TCM does not rent, share, sell, or trade any information related to online or offline donations with any second or third party except CMP.

5.4 Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties

TCM may use volunteers or hire other companies to perform certain functions (e.g., mailing information, maintaining databases, and processing payments). In doing so, we protect your information by sharing only what is necessary for the third party to complete its work.

5.5 Legal Requirements

We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, protect and defend the rights or property of TCM, act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of website visitors or the public, or protect against legal liability.

6.0 External Websites

6.1 Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by TCM, called third-party sites. The policies described here do not apply to third-party sites. Links from our website to third-party sites do not imply that TCM endorses or has reviewed those sites. Please contact those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

6.2 Social Media

Through our website, you may choose to access certain social media websites and services that are owned and controlled by third parties (e.g., Facebook and Twitter). When you do so, you may be sharing your information, which may include personal information, with those social media services. The information that you share will be governed by the privacy policies and terms of service of those social media services and not by the policies described here. Please contact those social media services directly for information on their privacy policies.

7.0 Miscellaneous Terms

7.1 Updating the Privacy Policy

TCM reserves the right to change this policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice as necessary to support the movement. We will endeavor to include a link wherever we ask for personal information. Please review this policy periodically, especially before you provide any personal information. This policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the website after any changes are made to this policy indicates your agreement with the terms of the changed policy.

7.2 Exclusions

This policy only applies to information collected by TCM through our website. The policy does not apply to any unsolicited information provided to TCM through the website or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the website or affiliated sites. All such information will be treated as public information.

Kristen Cashmore

Senior Director
Kristen brings more than 25 years of social justice advocacy to Climate Mobilization. Her previous positions at human rights, public health, environmental justice, and clean energy organizations inform her work with the variety of stakeholders she is engaging with to bring an accelerated response to the climate emergency. Kristen earned a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley, where she was a teaching assistant in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.

Malik Russell

Communications Director

Malik leads Climate Mobilization’s press and communications strategy. He formerly served as Communications Director for the NAACP. He is a journalist, author, community-based educator, and former lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communications at Morgan State University. The former editor of the Washington Afro-American newspaper, he has worked as a journalist in the Black Press for over two decades.He has a BA in American history from Brandeis University and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College in New York, where he was selected as a National Urban Fellow.

Ezra Silk

Deputy Director

Ezra is co-founder of The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project. He authored The Climate Mobilization’s Victory Plan, an influential exploration of how the federal government can organize and implement a mobilization to save civilization from the Climate Emergency and ecological crisis. This document directly shaped the demands of the Extinction Rebellion movement and the Green New Deal framework. Ezra was also a lead author of the climate emergency declaration resolution introduced in Congress in July 2019. A former newspaper reporter, Ezra has a BA in history from Wesleyan University.

Matt Renner

Executive Director of The Climate Mobilization

Matt has worked as a nonprofit executive in clean energy, climate policy, and journalism for over a decade, focusing on the near-term social and economic impacts of climate change. He leads organizational expansion and works closely with the communications and organizing teams. Matt earned a BA in political science from UC Berkeley, where he was deeply inspired by the work of Professor George Lakoff.

Laura Berry

Research & Policy Director

Laura brings over a decade of experience to Climate Mobilization in climate advocacy, organizing, research, and policy. She has worked on climate, environmental, and sustainability issues from local to global scales with organizations including the Stockholm Environment Institute, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, and 350.org. She is passionate about deepening democratic engagement in response to the Climate Emergency. Laura has a BA in human ecology from College of the Atlantic and an MSc in global environment, politics, and society from the University of Edinburgh.

Rebecca Harris

Organizing Director

Rebecca leads Climate Mobilization organizing efforts. Along with a history of social movement organizing, Rebecca he has worked as a journalist covering equity in Chicago public schools. Most recently, Rebecca worked as Development and Communications Manager at Latino Union of Chicago, an immigrants’ and workers’ rights organization. She is a 2017 graduate of the Reframe Mentorship in strategic communications and a 2019 participant in the Anne Braden Organizer Training Program.

Marina Mails

Operations and Community Manager
Marina manages operations and volunteers for both The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project. She brings broad experience working in non-profit organizations, health care settings, and running her own private counseling practice. Before joining Climate Mobilization, Marina maintained a practice focusing exclusively on climate-related emotional coping, helping people make bold choices for lifestyle and professional change in response to the Climate Emergency. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Wake Forest University and a Masters in Counseling from UNC Greensboro.

Sydney Ghazarian

Digital Organizer
Sydney leads digital strategy for The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization project. She is also a founder of National Democratic Socialists of America Ecosocialist Working Group and worked to establish climate as a primary focus of the American Left. Sydney has previously worked in journalism and in academic research. Sydney received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California San Diego.

Cris Lagunas

Strategy Director

Cris is helping to grow the Climate Emergency Movement by supporting creative campaigns and extending the reach of the movement’s message. Cris is a co-founder of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, an organization dedicated to using direct action tactics to expose, challenge and dismantle the immigration detention system.Cris got his start in organizing when he was 15 years old, getting involved in a local group of fellow undocumented youth.

Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD

Founder and Board President

Margaret is the founder of The Climate Mobilization (TCM) and Climate Mobilization Project (CMP) and helped catalyze a worldwide climate emergency movement through her work with both organizations. Margaret now serves as Climate Awakening Program Director. She is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth (New Society Publishers, April 2020) and several influential essays. She is also a member of the Climate Emergency Fund’s Advisory Board. Margaret earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and a BA in social anthropology from Harvard. Though she loved being a therapist, Margaret felt called to apply her psychological and anthropological knowledge to solving the Climate Emergency.

AriDy Nox

Organizational Development and Engagement Manager
AriDy brings creativity, enthusiasm and a tremendous capacity for organization to her/their role, assisting the executive director with travel, communication and fundraising. AriDy Nox is a multi-disciplinary black femme storyteller and social activist. They have served as a national representative for The Young Women of Color Leadership Council, the Millennials of Color Leadership Bureau, and held writing positions with Advocates for Youth and RH Reality Check. She has worked as an administrative and executive assistant for a myriad of organizations including the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Performing Arts at NYU, the Youth Engagement Fund and the Community Resource Exchange.