President of Interfaith Power & Light, Rev. Susan Hendershot, appointed to White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

May 24, 2024 | Press Releases

News Release

Washington DC – The Administration has just announced the appointment of 12 new members to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC); among the new appointments is Rev. Susan Hendershot, president of Interfaith Power & Light. WHEJAC is a federal advisory committee established by President Bident in January 2021 to provide insight and recommendations on environmental quality, and how to address current and historic environmental injustice. 

Rev. Hendershot joins an impressive list of new appointees to WHEJAC, the full list can be viewed in the White House announcement here

On her appointment to WHEJAC president of Interfaith Power and Light, Rev. Susan Hendershot said:

Rev. Susan Hendershot

“It is an honor to be named to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, along with these 11 other leaders and advocates in the movement, to address climate and environmental injustice. As a faith leader, I have been committed to equity and social justice throughout my career. I come to this role with the support of the wide network of Interfaith Power & Light advocates and affiliates who believe deeply in the moral call for environmental justice. I hope to offer thoughtful guidance to the Administration alongside my fellow appointees as we seek to navigate one of the most pressing issues of our time.”

Media contact: Jessica Quinn, communications manager, jessica@interfaithpowerandlight.org.


About Interfaith Power & Light: Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) is a national organization that inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change. IPL works in all 50 states and U.S. territories with a broad national network of state- and regional-level affiliates. For more information please visit www.interfaithpowerandlight.org. 

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