the environmental justice
No matter what your zip code, we all deserve to breathe clean air, and drink clean water.
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 ARE PULLING TOGETHER TO VOTE IN 2020 ELECTIONS
Will you be showing up for the election this year to demand clean air, and clean water for all of Michigan's residents?
(1) Intelligencer (Nov 2019).
(2) CNBC (Nov 2019).
READ MORE ABOUT CUMULATIVE IMPACT
Cumulative Impact Assessments identify those communities that are the most impacted by environmental injustice.
Many states like California, New Jersey, Washington, and Minnesota use a tool like this to make decisions about pollution, and even direct money to those communities for Just Transition and cleanup.