Yesterday (August 9), the California Environmental Justice Alliance and the California League of Conservation Voters hosted a Twitter forum for environmental justice organizations to discuss their priorities under the hashtag #EJpriorities.
“People of color are the new majority in California,” the organizers said in a Twitter statement. “And throughout the nation, people are looking to California to be a leader in equitable climate and environmental policies that benefit low-income communities of color who have been hit hardest by the impacts of climate change.”
The groups hoped that the hashtag would foster a conversation on equitable environmental policy and legislation for this sesson.
Here are the chat’s 10 best.
The goal of #EJpriorities is to lift up how low-income communities of color can benefit from equitable climate & environmental policy— CEJA (@cejapower) August 9, 2016
Those most impacted by climate change & environmental racism need to be at the forefront of change to make #EJpriorities work for all— SCOPE (@SCOPE_LA) August 9, 2016
APEN (@APEN4EJ) August 9, 2016
The average means nothing to those living below it. Every person deserves access to clean drinking water and safe air. #EJpriorities— Andy Kelley (@andekelley) August 9, 2016
CLCV (@clcv) August 9, 2016