Our 2019 Congreso brought almost 200 powerful EJ leaders to the Capitol on August 14th to build and learn together over a full day of inspiring workshops, skill-building trainings, advocating for EJ priorities, and celebrating our EJ Leadership Awardees! We thank all of the community leaders and our member and partner organizations who made our 2019 Congreso a success. Check out all the highlights from throughout the day!
This year, CEJA has been redefining environmental justice in California. One of our legislative priorities, AB 1628 by Assemblymember Robert Rivas, enhances the state’s definition of environmental justice to include the “meaningful involvement” of all people in environmental or land use decisions. AB 1628 would recognize the health, dignity and agency of all people, promoting the environmental health and quality of life that everyone deserves.