The Common Good

Liz Schmitt

Creation Care Campaign Associate

Liz Schmitt recently joined Sojourners as the Creation Care Campaign Associate. In this role, she helps with all aspects of Sojourners’ work on climate change and caring for God’s Creation.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College and American University, Liz has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a Master of Public Policy. She has been a passionate advocate for creation care for several years now, in her career in environmental policy and as the Creation Care leader at her church on Capitol Hill.

Liz comes from Upstate New York, where it’s impossible not to fall in love with nature. She grew up hiking, hunting and fishing, and came to Washington to combine her love for God’s creation with her love for politics. In her down time, you can find Liz around town, running or walking with foster rescue dogs, cheering with blind hope for the New York Mets, and attempting to grow something edible in her community garden plot. 

Blog Posts by Liz Schmitt

Posted by Liz Schmitt 1 week 1 day ago
Last night I watched the State of the Union, because I live in D.C., and this is our Super Bowl. My roommate, who works on women’s rights, was listening for any mention of her "issues." And I’m no...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 3 weeks 2 days ago
In November, when the Senate just barely failed to pass a bill approving TransCanada’s controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) interrupted the debate that followed...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 10 weeks 1 day ago
Last night, the Senate voted on the Keystone XL pipeline — and with only 59 votes, the bill failed. (In the current political climate, it takes 60 votes to make a bill filibuster-proof so that it...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 10 weeks 2 days ago
Tonight at 6:00, the Senate is holding a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. I’ve been so excited lately by all the good thing happening in Congress, but this just might spoil my mood.Here’s what...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 10 weeks 6 days ago
Today the House of Representatives is set to vote, yet again, on the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline. This pipeline would move bitumen, a tar-like version of oil, from the Alberta tar sands in Canada...

Articles by Liz Schmitt

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