San Francisco, CA – Today, Jane Kim received the endorsement of two major environmental advocacy organizations – the Sierra Club and the California Environmental Justice Alliance Action (CEJA Action). The groups backed Kim based on her strong environmental record and deep understanding of the issues facing our state.
“I’m incredibly honored to receive the endorsements of the Sierra Club and California Environmental Justice Alliance Action, two respected champions of our environment and our neighborhoods,” said Kim. “California is a leader on the environment, but there is more we can do to reduce the use of fossil fuels, address the effects of climate change which are most severe in disenfranchised communities and encourage the development of sustainable communities. We need to build neighborhoods with affordable housing, bike and pedestrian pathways and invest in public transit options that get workers out of their cars. A California that works for all of us includes a California that fiercely combats climate change. I’m looking forward to partnering with the Sierra Club and the California Environmental Justice Alliance Action in the State Senate.”
“We’re proud to endorse Jane Kim for State Senate. From her work protecting CEQA to her efforts to promote sustainable communities, she has built a strong record in San Francisco and we know she’ll leave a strong legacy in Sacramento as well,” said Becky Evans, Chair of the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter. “Jane will be an ally in the effort to promote renewable energy, protect open spaces, expand transit and strategically plan our cities to lessen our environmental impacts and promote healthy communities.”
“Jane Kim has the type of vision and policy know-how we need in Sacramento,” said Strela Cervas, Co-Director of CEJA Action. “She understands that environmental protection doesn’t exist in its own silo but has ramifications with our economic and social policies, and impacts low-income communities of color first and worst. We need leaders who take an integrated approach to our environment to make sure we’re protecting our planet and ensuring our most vulnerable communities benefit from equitable environmental policies.”
As a San Francisco Supervisor, Kim worked to promote smart growth policies that included mixed income housing, paired with open spaces and access to transit. She worked to protect open spaces and make our communities more livable by improving existing parks and acquiring new ones. She was a leading voice in adopting San Francisco’s Vision Zero policy to eliminate pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. And she worked to make CEQA challenges more accessible and transparent, while prioritizing public projects such as pedestrian and bike lane improvements and 100% affordable housing projects.