December 9, 2021
ELM Action Fund Grows With New Political Director Juan Pablo Jaramillo
The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund would like to announce the newest member of its team. Juan Pablo Jaramillo will join this week as the organization’s Political Director. He brings extensive experience in Massachusetts politics to the role as well as a deep understanding of the power elections have to impact the future of climate policy and environmental justice at the federal, state, and local levels.
Jaramillo previously served as Field Director for Joe Boncore’s State Senate campaign before joining Senator Boncore’s office as Legislative and Budget Director after the election; Political Coordinator for SEIU, Local 32BJ; and Chief of Staff for the City of Lawrence. He also made a strong run in his own political campaign to succeed former House Speaker Robert DeLeo in the 19th Suffolk District. Juan has also been serving as a Democratic State Committee Member from the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District, which covers Boston, Cambridge, Revere, and Winthrop, since 2018.
“We’re so excited to have Juan join us,” said ELM Action Fund Executive Director Clare Kelly. “He brings such a wealth of experience and understanding about advocacy and community building. I can’t wait to see the innovative ways he will grow the organization’s influence and build political power for the environmental movement.”
“Working class families need bold policy changes that meet the scale and urgency of the environmental challenges their communities face. ELM has been at the forefront of ensuring those changes take place, that’s why I am humbled to join this extraordinary team and excited to work with ELM to build more power for the environmental movement and working families,” said Jaramillo.
A resident of Revere, Jaramillo has been an active and passionate member of his community, mentoring local youth through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, as a Revere Pop Warner Football Coach, and Program Director for Revere Youth in Action.
In his new role at the ELM Action Fund, Jaramillo will manage all aspects of the organization’s Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee to elect and support environmental champions at every level of government, add capacity to the organization’s legislative advocacy, and oversee the ELM Action Fund’s Green Voter Guide, a website aggregating endorsement data from the state’s leading environmental organizations, allowing voters to quickly and easily see who on their ballot shares their values.