Darlene Lombos is the Executive Director of Community Labor United (CLU), a long-term partnership between some of the strongest base building community organizations and unions in Greater Boston. Since 2005, CLU has successfully moved strategic campaigns that protect and promote the interests of working class families and communities of color in Greater Boston and throughout the Commonwealth. Through a program of coalition building, research and policy development, public education and grassroots mobilization, CLU moves forward policies that promote quality jobs, affordable housing and sustainable local economies. CLU also convenes the Green Justice Coalition (GJC), a group of frontline climate justice organizations positioned to influence decisions on energy policies through state and municipal interventions that draw on the strengths of grassroots organizing, civic engagement and communications strategies.
Darlene Lombos, the Executive Director of Community Labor United and Class of 2017 Barr Fellow, makes the case for Community Choice Energy as a tool for empowering communities and meeting climate goals.