Michael Leon Guerrero is the Economic Sustainability Advisor for the Center for Civic Policy. He has 35 years of experience as a community organizer and coordinator of national grassroots alliances. From 1987-2002, he served as lead organizer and Executive Director of the SouthWest Organizing Project organizing local, state and regional campaigns resulting in progressive environmental and economic justice policies and cleanup of polluted sites. He served eight years as National Coordinator of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), connecting community-based organizations in the U.S. with international social movements to coordinate efforts on globalization, militarism and climate. He was Executive Director of UNITY, an initiative of six national economic justice networks including the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, Right to the City Alliance, Push Back Network, National Guestworker Alliance, GGJ and Jobs with Justice. He was also National Coordinator of the Climate Justice Alliance, an effort led by environmental justice organizations working for a just transition from extractive industries to sustainable, living economies. And from 2016-2022 Michael was the Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability, helping to build bridges between the climate movement, labor unions and other worker-led organizations to address the climate crisis and economic injustice.
Michael has served on the Boards of Directors Greenpeace USA, Jobs with Justice and the New World Foundation. He was a founding member the National Coordinating Committee of the US Social Forum and a U.S. representative to the World Social Forum International Council.