California Environmental Justice Alliance

Building Healthy Communities from the Ground up

Campaign Updates

2020 Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

2020 Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

The day to day regulatory work of California’s state agencies has life-threatening consequences for frontline communities. When the pandemic struck last year, working class people of color were already fighting a statewide pollution and climate crisis.
The Path to Climate Solutions Starts with Environmental Justice

The Path to Climate Solutions Starts with Environmental Justice

With new leadership at CARB, the Board has an opportunity to change course and ensure that the communities most impacted by their decisions are treated as equal partners in developing the 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update. 
Communities Call for Accountability from State Toxics Regulator

Communities Call for Accountability from State Toxics Regulator

The department responsible for cleaning up California’s toxic waste problem is failing working class communities of color. Thousands of Californians are facing life-threatening health problems due to failed regulations and years’ worth of delayed cleanup of toxic substances in their workplaces, homes, and schools.
Expanding community resilience with the SOMAH program

Expanding community resilience with the SOMAH program

We’re proud of the first couple years of SOMAH implementation, but more should be done to continue building on the opportunity to bring true resilience into our communities. More programs modeled after SOMAH’s authentic community based partnership model need to be adopted to ensure that programs that deliver resilience solutions are in coordination.
2020 Environmental Justice Scorecard

2020 Environmental Justice Scorecard

Who showed up for environmental justice in 2020? After a year of turmoil and loss, we’ve assessed the voting record of all 120 California legislators to see who met the moment by standing strong for racial, environmental justice — and who fell short. 
New Report Advances Equity Solutions for Community Choice Aggregators

New Report Advances Equity Solutions for Community Choice Aggregators

Developed by CEJA in consultation with CCA representatives and other environmental and community-based organizations, this report provides key recommendations for CCAs and energy utilities to increase energy democracy, center equity, and maximize health, economic, and energy benefits for environmental justice communities.
How to Vote Safely in 2020 - A People's Guide

How to Vote Safely in 2020 – A People’s Guide

This year, our lives are on the ballot. This election is a critical moment for low-income and communities of color to raise our voices and vote together for our collective health and well-being. Led by organizers and community leaders from across the state, we created guides with  county-specific details where CEJA members are building grassroots power to rise together. Don’t see your county below? Find more information at this link.
2020 Environmental Justice Voter Guide

2020 Environmental Justice Voter Guide

We're proud to announce our 2020 Voter Guide ahead of the November election. Our votes this November can lead California to repeal racist barriers to education, expand voting rights, hold corporations accountable to contribute their fair share to our communities, protect tenants, and uphold criminal justice propositions previously passed by voters.
California’s largest investment in solar for affordable housing turns 1!

California’s largest investment in solar for affordable housing turns 1!

The Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program just celebrated the completion of its first year and paid tribute to all of the advocates who advocated for SOMAH in 2015 at this year’s 2020 Congreso! This program could not have launched at a more important time – as we face a global pandemic, our country grapples with its racist systems, Read More
2019 Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

2019 Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

Elected officials and legislation may get the majority of headlines, but California’s regulatory agencies wield vast power in decision-making that directly affects whether and how disproportionate environmental impacts on communities of color are remedied or exacerbated. For years, CEJA’s members and partners have deeply engaged in state agencies’ proceedings, raising our voices to advocate for the priorities of residents who Read More