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ECC Reflections on the Health and Racial Violence Pandemics


A Luta Continua (The Struggle Continues) Our Emerald Cities family is outraged and grieves with the country as we all witness and, too many of us, directly experience the impact of a society that values money… Read More



EARTH DAY 2020 REFLECTIONS AND MESSAGE By Denise G. Fairchild I never heard of Earth Day fifty years ago.  Back then (yes, I was around back then) I was a part of the Black power/civil rights movement as… Read More

SEIU & ECC Emergency Management

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For the elderly and sick, caregivers are first responders By Denise Fairchild, President/CEO Emerald Cities Collaborative; and Monica Russo, Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, P… Read More



The Green New Deal Means Power to the People Check out the article link below a progressive op-ed written by Denise Fairchild the CEO of Emerald Cities. Dr. Fairchild gives a people's perspective on the Green Ne… Read More

The 2017 Wake-up Call


What better message and resolve for the start of the 2017 new year! Call me old school, but I remember Wake Up Everybody as not only a great party (bop) song, but also a response to the undemocratic policies, pro… Read More

It’s Time to Win the War for Democracy


If the 2016 presidential campaign tells us anything, it’s that the battle for justice is more important and challenging than ever before. The dismantling of the 1960s Great Society vision, progressive agend… Read More

The De-Democratization of America


The pain and anger are palpable. But so is the resolve. Spending a day with Flint residents recently was revealing. The residents want accountability. They want clean water. They want better lead testing standard… Read More

Reflections on 2015


Twenty-fifteen (2015) was a monumental year on a number of fronts and troubling on others.   On the one hand, climate change took the world stage to good effect as the world struggled anew with human ri… Read More

Skipping “Placed-Based” Work Leaves Cities Vulnerable to Climate Change


Skipping “Placed-Based” Work Leaves Cities Vulnerable to Climate Change Read More

ECC President Shares Labor and Community Perspectives on Building an Energy Democracy Movement


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