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Category: Human Rights

Trump admin has declared war on the environment | Capitol Weekly

By Robert García Opinion August 2018 The resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was met with a collective sigh of relief across the nation. Pruitt, one of President Donald Trump’s most loyal foot soldiers in the Trump Administration’s […]

Gil Garcetti, former L.A. County District Attorney, asks Gov. Brown to permit Kevin Cooper DNA testing, with Robert García

GIL GARCETTI August 13, 2018 The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr. State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Fax (916) 558-3160 Re: Permit Kevin Cooper to have DNA testing Dear Governor Brown: Robert Garcia and I write to urge you […]

Free the Beach! Hollister Ranch NRPA Parks & Recreation

By Robert García Open Space August 2018 Two miles from Gaviota State Park beach, just west of Santa Barbara, California, sits Hollister Ranch, a gated community that’s one of the last large holdings of property along the California shore. State […]

Congressman Jimmy Gomez Roundtable: The Future of the L.A. River: How to Ensure Equity and Access

The City Project Congressman Gomez 20180810 Congressman Jimmy Gomez and river advocates, L.A. River Center Congressman Jimmy Gomez held a roundtable on how to ensure equity and access regarding the benefits of revitalization along the L.A.River on August 10, 2018. Congressman […]

National Allies Comments on Environmental Justice and Civil Rights US Civil Rights Commission EPA L.A. River

Diverse allies across the nation submitted public comments to the US Civil Rights Commission following up on its report called Environmental Justice: Examining the Environmental Protection Agency’s Compliance and Enforcement of Title VI and Executive Order 12898 (2016) (“EJ Report”). The […]

Federal Appeals Court in Pasadena Hears Border Wall Challenge Tuesday August 7

The U.S.-Mexico border wall threatens marginalized communities and endangered species, and embodies hate and divisiveness. Marta Segura, Center for Biological Diversity, Robert García, The City Project, “Protect People, Wildlife, Places and Values, #stopthewall.”  Media Advisory, August 6, 2018 Contacts: J.P. Rose, […]

California’s Prop 68: A primer for infusing diversity and equity into public policy NRPA Parks & Recreation

Park access is “a human rights and civil rights issue” Senator Kevin de León. Prop 68 offers lessons for activists and candidates nationwide. By Robert García Social Equity August 2018 California voters taxed themselves more than $4.1 billion to improve […]

Oppose Citizenship Question on 2020 Census #SaveTheCensus

The City Project opposes the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census survey. Including such a question would be discriminatory, discourage participation in the Census, and threaten the accuracy of Census data. Census data are used to inform government decisions […]

Ron Dellums Radical Peace Activist Congressman Mayor RIP

“If it’s radical to oppose . . . racism and sexism and all other forms of oppression, if it’s radical to want to alleviate poverty, hunger, disease, homelessness, and other forms of human misery, then I’m proud to be called […]

Sam Garcia Graduate Intern The City Project; GreenLatinos

Mark Magaña, Executive Director and Founder of GreenLatinos, writes: Sam Garcia has been awarded the Schneider Fellowship from the Haas Center for Public Service. Sam will work on climate justice this fall in Chicago, after serving as a Graduate Intern […]