Decades of policy choices rooted in racism by companies and government have left a legacy of communities of color disproportionately poisoned by the cumulative exposure of polluted air and water.
From the Houston Shipchannel to the Mississippi delta to the Navajo reservation to the foothills of Appalachia, and so many places in between, these grave environmental injustices call upon stronger legislation from the federal government.
The Environmental Justice for All Act is the type of bold legislation we need to right the wrongs of environmental racism. With a new year and a new Congress just around the corner we must show that there is strong support for this important bill -- so take action today!
The Environmental Justice for All Act will:
After over a year of input from environmental justice leaders across the country, Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) and Rep. Donald McEachin (VA) introduced the Environmental Justice for All Act in the House in February 2020. A few months later, Senators Booker (NJ), Harris (CA), and Duckworth (IL) introduced its companion bill in the Senate. It's time this gains more support from the full Congress. Use this form to send a message to your members of Congress today!
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Photo credit: Bryan Parras, mid-October 2020 toxic pollution plume near the majority Latinx Houston neighborhood of Manchester.
 - "Following Year-Long Collaborative Effort, Chair Grijalva and Rep. McEachin Introduce Landmark Environmental Justice Legislation," Rep. Raul Grijalva, 2/27/2020. Also find the 1-pager factsheet on the legislation here.