CEJA congratulates our co-founder and steering committee member, Diane Takvorian, Executive Director of Environmental Health Coalition, as the 1st environmental justice representative to join the California Air Resources Board!
The CPUC is finally listening to the needs of environmental justice communities and issued a proposed decision that delays the contract between Southern California Edison and NRG for yet another gas-fired power plant in Oxnard.
CEJA and our members were thrilled to see several of our priority bills signed by Governor Brown. Read our full analysis of the 2015 legislative session to see what passed and where the fight continues.
As a statewide women-led alliance that advocates at the Capitol to create equity-focused policies for healthy, sustainable communities, we rise with the nearly 200 women who have signed a letter denouncing a culture of rampant sexual abuse and violence in and around the Capitol. Read our full statement here. Read More
CEJA hosted a series of in-district community town halls to create a space to educate elected officials on environmental justice, immigrant rights, and housing rights, engage community residents and their elected officials in dialogue, help move decision-makers closer to championing our policies, and bridge movements.
CEJA is proud to have stood up for environmental and climate justice in the face of a cap and trade extension that leaves behind our communities. AB 398 is a big step backwards for California's climate policy and we have a lot of hard work ahead of us. Moving forward, we will need to ensure our state agencies use their full power to make AB 398 implementation as strong as possible.