"Whichever candidate or party wins, there is still a lot more work to do... We definitely want to continue pushing forward an agenda of environmental justice and climate justice."
Inside Climate News
-- Juan Jhong Chung, Climate Justice Policy Associate
MEJC working on elections, from reaching 50,000 voters in EJ communities, to press, and bringing joy to the polls, Digital Squads with Kairos, Spanish translation, and elections protections with #wemakeMichigan.
No matter what your zip code, we all deserve to breathe clean air, and drink clean water.
the environmental justice
In 2019, a University of Michigan study outlined that people of color, especially Black communities, are hardest hit by environmental racism. Toxic air, poisoned land and lack of clean water threatens a long, healthy life in Michigan. Compound that with threats of Line 5, and violation of treaty rights. It's clear environmental racism is still alive and well.
When we come together & make our voice heard, we can make an impact on the elections.
In 2019, Intelligencer article outlined that the Black vote in Michigan could make or break the election (1).
While major news sources reported that Michigan is one of seven states in the US where the Native American vote can skew results (2).
THAT IS WHY ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITIES PULLED TOGETHER TO VOTE IN 2020 ELECTIONS TO MAKE MICHIGAN A KEY ELECTORATE
(1) Intelligencer (Nov 2019).
(2) CNBC (Nov 2019).
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