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Kevin de León Environmental Justice and Civil Rights Hero LA State Historic Park Oak Tree

Former California Senate President Kevin de León led legislative support to create LA State Historic Park after The City Project and community allies stopped a warehouse project there. Today the community thanked him with children planting a mature California oak commemorating the environmental justice victory. Senator de León has long spoken truth to power, emphasizing the park is here because of community agitation, not because of the vision of any politician or government plan. This victory kicked off the greening of the LA River, coastal justice up and down the California coast, and the birth of the Green Justice New Deal. Thank you Senate President de León!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future environmental justice leaders from Castelar and Albion Elementary Schools help plant the oak tree honoring Kevin de León.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate President Kevin de León with Elizabeth Chi, City Project Policy Analyst

See the Take Action comic book about LA State Historic Park and green justice.