CHICAGO, March 14, 2022 — Precious Brady-Davisaward-winning trans activist, best-selling author and communications manager for the Sierra Club, the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organizationhas filed as a candidate for commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago.
Working the last several years promoting clean water, conservation, and climate solutions, as well as holding fossil fuel polluters accountable on behalf of the Sierra Club, Brady-Davis' MWRD campaign focuses on creating a more equitable Cook County that increases investments in green energy infrastructure, fights climate change, safeguards citizens from flooding and wastewater problems, and protects Lake Michigan — the community's primary source of drinking water.
Brady-Davis' experience is rooted in a dedication to fighting for initiatives that enhance community health and marginalized voices on behalf of both individuals and organizations. Currently the Associate Regional Communications Manager for the Sierra Club, she helped lead the nonprofit's Beyond Coal Campaign, which aims to fight climate change, improve public health and reduce pollution by putting an end to burning fossil fuels and replacing the nation's fuel system with clean, renewable energy.
"Without the MWRD, there wouldn't be a functioning Greater Chicago," said Precious Brady-Davis, candidate for MWRD Commissioner. "The crucial role it has in ensuring the health and safety of our residents is priceless, but we still have a lot to get done and residents deserve a transparent leader who has the ability to communicate and solve our very real environmental problems. I love Cook County, am proud to raise my family here, and am prepared to do whatever it takes on behalf of Cook County residents to ensure that everyone — no matter where you live — has access to clean drinking water and lives in a county where green energy infrastructure and climate change are top priority."
Prior to Brady-Davis' work at the Sierra Club, she oversaw youth outreach for the Midwest's largest LGBTQ community resource center, Center on Halsted. There, she coordinated youth programming surrounding HIV prevention, transgender advocacy, and LGBT leadership development. Following a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), she executed a campaign that secured outreach, education and lifesaving testing services for thousands of young LGBTQ Chicagoans.
Recently, Brady-Davis received notable endorsements from the Victory Fund, a political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBTQ officials in the U.S. — and Elect Black Women, which encourages and supports more Black women to run for office.
"Victory Fund is proud to support Precious and her historic campaign. As a trusted community organizer and leader, she is a seasoned political force ready to be a critical voice for the LGBTQ community in Chicago. LGBTQ elected officials are transformative and we are confident Precious will further good public policy on behalf of the entire Chicago community," said Mayor Annise Parker, President and CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund.
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