Millions of ballots. Decades of organizing.

Millions of voters delivered a decisive democratic future this November. As CEJA Action reflects on the victories and losses of this year’s elections, we turn to the words of Guinean freedom fighter and anti-colonial leader Amilcar Cabral. Cabral reminds us that we are fighting for survival and liberation: “to win material benefits, to live better and in peace, to see [our] lives go forward, to guarantee the future of [our] children.” No matter what politicians tell us, it’s clear that Black, indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, and working class frontline leaders delivered the final blow to the Trump administration this year. Grassroots organizing by BIPOC leaders led to key victories in Maricopa County, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. In California, our beloved allies at the Million Voters Project led a vibrant, people-centered movement to take on Republicans, white supremacists, and corporations at the ballot box. CEJA members made thousands of calls and texts to ensure that our families, neighbors, and community members understood the key decisions to make on this year’s ballot and had a clear and easy pathway to vote in an increasingly challenging year. Thanks to decades of work by frontline and migrant organizers, and tribal nations, working class, young folks, and

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Environmental justice alliance seeks to grow progressive legislative force in California with slate of 2020 endorsements

Environmental justice alliance seeks to grow progressive legislative force in California with slate of 2020 endorsements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 8, 2020 CONTACT Mabel Tsang | mabel@caleja.org Environmental justice alliance seeks to grow progressive legislative force in California with slate of 2020 endorsements  As Californians hurt from multiple crises, EJ alliance endorses 14 candidates to lead on climate and racial justice  Los Angeles, CA—Today, the California Environmental Justice Alliance Action (CEJA Action) announced the endorsement of 14 candidates for critical seats in California’s Assembly and Senate, and U.S. Congress. Communities throughout the state are suffering from wildfires, while fossil fuel and other polluting industries are seizing the opportunity to weaken health regulations. While Californians are seeking representatives who will advocate to protect their health and wellbeing, CEJA Action has endorsed proven environmental and social justice champions who will lead alongside the communities most impacted by disasters.  The November endorsements include returning elected leaders Monique Limon (SD-19), Abigail Medina (SD-23), Eloise Gomez Reyes (AD-47), Shirley Weber (AD-79), Lorena Gonzalez (AD-80), and Georgette Gomez (CD-53), among a slate of powerful and committed candidates including Jackie Fielder (SD-17), Fatima Iqbal-Zubair (AD-64), Susan Eggman (SD-5), John Laird (SD-17), and Dawn Addis (AD-35).  CEJA Action presented this bracket of powerful and committed candidates along with a recommended YES vote on Propositions

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