Eleanor Bravo heads up Food & Water Watch’s national campaign to oppose fuel pipelines and other fracking infrastructure. She travels to pipeline sites, offers guidance and materials to local groups trying to keep their homes safe from the dangers of the oil and gas industry. based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Eleanor works with FWW organizers helping with intrastate and interstate strategies. She oversees special projects regarding pipeline issues. With more than 30 years of experience as a social activist and political organizer, she managed the top performing field office in the nation during the 2008 presidential campaign to elect Barack Obama. As an independent filmmaker, her crew was instrumental in creating work which helped expose and prohibit the building of the proposed coal burning Desert Rock Power Plant in the four corners area of New Mexico. She also contributed her efforts toward the repeal of the death penalty there. In 2010, Eleanor was the county field director for the gubernatorial election campaign. A longtime proponent of a woman’s right to choose, she remains active in the struggle for equal rights for women. She is a certified mediator/facilitator specializing in divorce & child custody, environmental issues and alternative dispute resolution in the workplace.
Eleanor can be reached at ebravo(at)fwwatch.org.