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Brandon Dawson

Director of State Initiatives

Brandon Dawson (he/they), develops and leads Just Solutions’ strategy and program to support and resource BIPOC and frontline communities in their fights against the climate crisis at the state and local level. Brandon has over a decade of experience in climate, environmental justice, & natural resources law and policy, legislative affairs, community & grassroots organizing, and political strategy. Prior to Just Solutions, Brandon was the Sierra Club California Director, where he led the organization’s California program, partnered with legislators and agency officials, and mobilized Sierra Club’s more than half a million members and supporters in California to pass numerous pieces of health- and climate-protective legislation and regulations at the state level, and secure over $10 billion in natural resource and climate funding in the state budget. Previously, Brandon worked in environmental¬†litigation as a Honors Graduate at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resource Division. Brandon holds a J.D. from the Indiana University-Bloomington Maurer School of Law. and a B.A. from Texas A&M University. Based in Sacramento, CA, he enjoys consuming sci-fi novels & horror movies, playing tennis, and spending time with his tiny pup,¬†Monty, in his free time.

Contact: brandon at justsolutionscollective.org