California Environmental Justice Alliance

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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
SOMAH and paid solar job training in the time of COVID-19

SOMAH and paid solar job training in the time of COVID-19

One way that people looking to gain new skills can find paid job training is through California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH), a program that will deliver clean power and reduce increasing energy bills for hundreds of thousands of California’s affordable housing residents.
NEW Green Zones Report: Rethinking Local Control

NEW Green Zones Report: Rethinking Local Control

Our report highlights eight case studies to show how community-led decision making can lead to more effective policies, programs, and planning decisions that create healthy and thriving neighborhoods.
Fighting for EJ and our communities in a time of COVID-19

Fighting for EJ and our communities in a time of COVID-19

CEJA remains committed to uplifting the voices of frontline community members in public decision-making processes. Click through for a list of COVID-19 Resources and Mutual Aid Request Forms, gratefully sourced from our CEJA members, partners and allies.
2019 Environmental Justice Scorecard

2019 Environmental Justice Scorecard

The scores are in! We’ve graded all 120 California legislators on their support for environmental justice principles, and we’re delighted to share the results. With this year’s session about to rev up, now is the perfect time to look at the votes cast in 2019 and see who stood up for California communities -- and who didn’t. Who could California communities count on in 2019? It’s time to find out.