Tarryl Clark Brings Unions, Environmentalists Together

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Tarryl Clark told The UpTake at Netroots Nation this past weekend about her work with the Blue Green Alliance, the Midwest-wide merger between unions and environmental groups. Clark has teamed up with former Michigan Congressman Mark Schauer to launch the Alliance’s Jobs 21 campaign. “This is about bringing people together and creating jobs that are sustainable and will be good for our kids and grandkids,” she said.

Clark lost to Michele Bachmann in the race for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District last year, and will run in the 8th District next year to unseat Tea Party-backed Republican freshman Chip Cravaack.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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