Mariah Dignan serves as the Long Island Lead for Climate Jobs New York (CJNY), a statewide coalition of labor unions advancing a pro-climate and pro-worker agenda in New York State. CJNY’s mission is to advocate for a clean energy economy at the scale climate science demands, create good union jobs, and support more equitable communities and a more resilient New York. In her role with CJNY, Mariah is a member of Wind Works Long Island, a coalition of environmental, labor, clergy, and community groups, and the force behind educating the Long Island community on the benefits of renewable energy, particularly offshore wind. As a campaign field organizer for Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and scheduler for then-candidate Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, she facilitated relationships between government officials and local community leaders, recruited, trained and managed volunteers and wrote press releases, campaign literatures and opinion pieces. Mariah worked as a political organizer for The Long Island Federation of Labor and served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Congressman Thomas R. Suozzi. She coordinated with federal, state and local governments efforts to pass legislation, managed the Congressman’s calendar and served as chief liaison to Long Island’s Labor Community. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. Lawrence University, Mariah majored in government and philosophy. She was the Environmental Conservation Chair of Student Government and led the Campus Committee on Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality during her four years at St. Lawrence. She was a two-year captain of the volleyball team and a member of the track and field team.