Green group’s new hire will draw voters’ attention to the courts

By Robin Bravender | 05/31/2024 01:26 PM EDT

Earthjustice Action has welcomed its first political director ahead of the 2024 election. 

Yaheiry Mora

Yaheiry Mora Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Earthjustice

Earthjustice’s political arm is looking to beef up its electoral work heading into the November elections.

Earthjustice Action, the advocacy organization affiliated with the green group, has hired its first political director as it looks to draw more attention to how courts and judges impact environmental issues.

Yaheiry Mora, who started in late March as Earthjustice Action’s first political director, most recently served as deputy national political director at Community Change, a progressive community organizing group.


“I think that it’s very telling that the organization didn’t choose your typical campaign operative,” Mora said in a recent interview. “That’s not my background. I’m a movement girl. … I come from the labor, social justice, immigrant rights movement, and I just happen to have a lot of experience building electoral programs, but it’s all as a feedback loop to win on the issues.”