Dispatch from New York: ‘Historic moment’ as City divests from, sues fossil fuel industry

Recently, I was in downtown Manhattan at the Manhattan Youth Center, a lively center full of children three blocks from City Hall. Five years ago, the building was flooded to …

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Dispatch from Bonn: “We’re Still In” Movement at UN Climate Talks

  Dear Friends, I’m writing from the bustling halls of the U.N. climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany. Nearly 20,000 people from 196 nations are hurrying through crowded corridors between meetings. …

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Mentorship Call Giveaway

As leaders, we all need support. I’ve been blessed to be trained by former Vice President Al Gore and elected officials who helped me grow. Now, I want to pay …

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How to Make a Difference Now and After You Graduate — The Ultimate Guide for Change On & Beyond Campus

I get asked frequently by students when speaking on campuses around the country how to make a difference after graduation. After being elected at age 22 as the youngest public official …

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In Dawn’s Early Light

Dear friends, Last evening, I watched the election returns late into the night with a hundred Freiburg University students and fellow teaching staff, and felt the immensity of the results. …

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Former Councilor and Deputy Town Supervisor
Town of Caroline, New York








In 2012, Frongillo co-founded and led Elected Officials to Protect New York, a successful bipartisan initiative of 850 local lawmakers from all 62 counties that helped win New York’s statewide ban on fracking. The initiative has empowered local officials across the state and generated over 100 media hits in the state’s major news outlets.



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Frongillo is profiled as one of America’s 16 most notable young elected officials in Jeff Thigpen’s new book Young Politics and Liz Walker’s latest book, Choosing a Sustainable Future: Ideas and Inspiration from Ithaca, New York, and appears in the film Dear Governor Cuomo.