October 4, 2017The recent series of climate catastrophes have weighed heavily on our hearts and minds. We call on all of our elected officials at every level to act swiftly now for an equitable and sustainable recovery rooted in racial, economic, and environmental justice. CEJA will continue to work toward a rapid and just transition off fossil fuels to clean renewable energy. We can’t afford any more false solutions. Now is the time to rise together with a bold vision for climate justice.
September 28, 2017To build upon California's advancements in renewable energy, we need to break down barriers for disadvantaged communities to access the benefits of affordable, clean energy. We need to ensure that all Californians have access to the health and economic benefits that increased renewable energy can bring to our communities!
September 19, 2017CEJA 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.
September 12, 2017
Download our full SB 1000 Toolkit below.A history of poor and discriminatory land use practices has put the majority of polluting industries in the backyards of the most disenfranchised local communities, right next to homes and schools. Consequently, low-income communities and communities of color are more likely to suffer from exposure to toxic chemicals, leading to higher rates of… Read More
September 7, 2017Rise Together is a movement to engage California communities in the fight for equity and justice for our environment. The only way to protect the health of our communities is to engage and mobilize toward a clean future for ourselves and our children. We must Rise Together to create a healthier California for everyone, present and future. We cannot rest… Read More
August 1, 2017CEJA Co-Directors and Steering Committee are pleased to welcome Gladys Limón as our first Executive Director. Gladys' roots in movement work, her legal and policy expertise, and strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and decision-makers bring a significant skill set to this new role at CEJA and we are so excited to work with her to take our leadership to the next level.
Justice Deferred: A Break Down of California’s Cap & Trade Bill from the Environmental Justice Perspective
July 25, 2017CEJA 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.
July 16, 2017
Proposed Cap-and-Trade Extension Package Would Undermine Climate Policy And The Health Of Environmental Justice CommunitiesSacramento, CA I July 17th, 2017 — The California Environmental Justice Alliance is opposed to AB 398 (E Garcia), the misguided cap-and-trade extension proposal crafted to meet industry demands. The bill would harm environmental justice communities and undermine the state’s ability to achieve California’s greenhouse… Read More
June 22, 2017Global climate leadership starts at home, and we can’t leave our most vulnerable communities behind. California should put equity - not Big Oil - at the center of climate policy. Tell legislators to advance climate solutions that improve local air quality and cut greenhouse gas emissions!
May 5, 2017In order to transform our state's most overburdened and under-resourced communities, the TCC guidelines must be set up to achieve success. We are working with our members to advocate for a strong, transparent, and community-led process and recently released a report on our community vision and principles. With a strong community-led vision at the heart of the TCC program, we can begin to see innovative transformation in EJ communities.