Communities of color and working families will play a key role in shaping the outcomes of the elections in our state and are a powerful force for equitable environmental policies and a more participatory, inclusive democracy. In the wake of California’s deadly wildfires, and in preparation for other disasters, a YES vote on Prop 13 would secure vitally important funding for all California schools. Learn more in the 2020 Environmental Justice Voter Guide by our sister organization CEJA Action!
Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) is a landmark program designed to serve the needs of environmental justice communities living in multifamily affordable housing units with a community-based education and feedback structure that aims to address barriers to access. We are working directly with tenants, property owners, job trainees to build power through outreach and education. Through our outreach about solar and other program benefits we aim to educate and implement a Just Transition in the communities that need it most.
CEJA is proud of our 2019 environmental justice legislative achievements. The majority of our priority bills moved successfully through the legislative process and were signed into law by Governor Newsom. These new laws will provide a range of critically needed benefits to environmental justice communities, from bringing clean safe drinking water to communities, greater transparency and community engagement in decision-making and planning processes, better access to resources for disadvantaged unincorporated communities, cleaner trucks, and public banking opportunities.