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Category: Inequality, Income & Wealth

Raúl Grijalva, elected by the people, is a champion for justice, the rule of law, truth, and democracy for all. Zinke, not. .@RepRaulGrijalva @SecretaryZinke

Congressman Raúl Grijalva is a champion for people, justice, the rule of law, truth, and democracy for all. He proudly serves the people of Arizona, who repeatedly re-elect him. The scandal-plagued Ryan Zinke is none of those things. He debases the […]

Civil Rights, Environmental Justice & Health Equity Road Map PRRAC, The City Project

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sought a “middle ground between riots on the one hand and timid supplications for justice on the other.” Combined organizing and legal strategies provide that middle ground for social change. Advocates leave too much on […]

Antonio Gonzalez Presente! A New Latino Environmentalism

We mourn Antonio Gonzalez’s passing with his family, and our compañeros y compañeras at the William C. Velazquez Institute and Southwest Voter Education Project. Antonio is a hero to me, Latinos, and progressives across the nation and across borders. Antonio […]

‘Environmentalist’ Doesn’t Just Mean White and Wealthy: National Academies Study Refutes Stereotypes

“[P]art of the conversation has led to the environmental justice movement, which is often led by people of color and by women—but still, that’s remained separate from the mainstream movement.” Diversifying white mainstream enviros is not enough. The most important thing […]

The Long Battle over Coastal Justice at Hollister Ranch Spencer Robins KCETLink

Spencer Robins writes: A developing body of research shows that access to open space is a vital part of human health and wellbeing. And it’s not evenly distributed; the people most often denied the benefits of forests and mountains and […]

Dolores Huerta, Center for Biological Diversity, Wishtoyo Foundation & The City Project, Oracle AZ

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Free the Beach! Coastal Access, Equal Justice, and Hollister Ranch – Policy Report

Coastal justice along the California beach and coastal zone is at stake at Hollister Ranch in Santa Barbara County under a proposed class action settlement. Hollister Ranch is 14,500 acres in size, with 8.5 acres of shoreline. A private gate […]

Gerald Torres GreenLatinos Living Legacy Award 2018!

Congratulations to Gerald Torres on receiving the GreenLatinos Living Legacy Award 2018! No one deserves the Award as much as Gerald. Gerald, the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell, is a leader in Critical Race Theory, Environmental Justice, […]

“Harming Communities of Color” Explains Why Republican Attacks on NEPA are an Environmental Justice Issue

On October 2, Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee published “Harming Communities of Color” to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15). The publication shows how protecting the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will protect Latinos and […]

Los Angeles Celebrates its First Indigenous Peoples Day

Great Wall of Los Angeles © SPARC Judy Baca Los Angeles celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples Day on October 8. Los Angeles has the largest indigenous population of any city in the United States (UCLA, Mapping Indigenous LA). It is […]