WE ACT for Environmental Justice is spearheading, with sponsorship from members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a letter that will go to the President to continue to put pressure on the Obama Administration to develop a better plan to address the concerns of climate change felt by environmental justice communities, and a Resolution that will codify the importance of the environmental justice movement. But we need your help.
While there have been some strides in ‘connecting the dots’ between the overwhelming environmental pollution in certain communities of color and health disparities – more asthma, more lead exposure, etc. – we still have a long way to go. (See report on Environmental Justice Milestones and Accomplishments: 1964-2014)
We need you, your colleagues, your friends and family to Call your Representative (ask to speak to the Environmental Staffer) and urge them to do two things:
1. To sign on to the letter directed to the President to tackle environmental justice issues in his Climate Action Plan, AND
2. Encourage their boss to support and vote for HRES479 “Strengthening Environmental Justice Resolution” (being circulated by the Congressional Progressive Caucus)
Getting the message out that environmental justice is important is our goal. And as we continue to recognize the 20th anniversary of Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations during February and throughout the year, these next steps will insure that the purpose and the intent of this Executive Order will move forward.
We need voices from across the country to get this successfully passed! Two minutes of your time, and your voice, can lay a great foundation for change!