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Refugio Mata is the Deputy Press Secretary for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign Southwest region. He has extensive background in both online and offline community organizing tactics and in Integrated Communications Management. In the past he's worked with labor groups as a Communications Coordinator for Good Jobs L.A. and a grassroots campaign based in South L.A. In addition, for nearly five years, he served as Project Organizer for Heal the Bay, an environmental nonprofit organization that focuses on revitalizing the Santa Monica Bay. He co-founded Heal the Bay’s “Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Environment Initiative” as part of a communications strategy to organize around environmental justice issues in inner-city Los Angeles. Refugio is also a blogger at www.economicrefugee.net.