How to Make a Difference Now and After You Graduate — The Ultimate Toolbox for Change 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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  Dispatch from Paris: Final Hours for U.N. Climate Talks  In this dispatch: Negotiations near close History in the making Change starts at home The new tide “The greatest climate …

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Five Years of Climate Protection in Tompkins County

The original version of this article appeared in the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative‘s October-November newsletter    Five Years of Climate Protection in Tompkins County by Dominic Frongillo, Founding Member of the …

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Forward to Freiburg

Dear friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues, After eight years of service to my hometown of Caroline, New York, this weekend I announced that I will step down from the Town Council …

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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.