MEJC is the only statewide, member-led Environmental Justice organization in Michigan and the Midwest. Our coalition is composed of EJ community leaders, lawyers, academics, and public health scholars representing individuals and organizations across Michigan. We are ready to continue our growth to fight against the intersecting systems which pollute our air, oppress our voice, and threaten our future. Our organization operates within an understanding that the root causes of climate change are racism, capitalism, and the hetero-patriarchy with the impact of these oppressive systems falling on BIPOC and low-income communities. Accountability to our base, our partners, and members is extremely important to us. As we expand our membership, we hope to bring in more and more people to the movement for environmental justice.