California Democratic Party Stands With Environmental Justice Against Corporate Attack on Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kay Cuajunco, 619-889-7865 California Democratic Party Stands With Environmental Justice Against Corporate Attack on Climate Action California Democratic Party Votes to Oppose Proposition 70 San Diego, CA I February 27, 2018 — On Sunday during the California Democratic Convention, the California Democratic Party unanimously voted in opposition to Proposition 70, a corporate-led attack on climate action opposed by environmental justice, environmental and social justice organizations. Prop 70 would subject climate investment spending to a two-thirds vote in 2024, leading to legislative gridlock. If passed, it would seize funding that is currently used to fight pollution and improve community health. “We thank the California Democratic Party for opposing Proposition 70. Prop 70 would put our state’s climate funding at the mercy of corporate lobbyists, jeopardizing the integrity of California’s climate programs, our environment, and the health of Californians. It would set a dangerous precedent for climate action that is riddled with industry loopholes. We cannot afford to let corporate polluters control our climate policy.” — Gladys Limon, Executive Director of California Environmental Justice Alliance and CEJA Action

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San Bernardino Environmental Leaders, Families Outraged “Chevron Cheryl” Brown’s Environmental Track Record Ranked Among Worst In Nation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2016 CONTACT: Penny Newman, 951-360-8451 Strela Cervas, 213-284-4923 James Johnson, 213-494-8688 San Bernardino Environmental Leaders, Families Outraged “Chevron Cheryl” Brown’s Environmental Track Record Ranked Among Worst In Nation “Chevron Cheryl” Sullies California’s Perfect Record; Brown is 1st Ever-California Official Named to League of Conservation Voters’ “Dirty Dozen in the States list” San Bernardino, CA — San Bernardino environmental leaders, community leaders, workers and parents expressed outrage today that Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown has amassed one of the most anti-environmental records of any state candidate in the nation. On Tuesday, the League of Conservation Voters announced Brown was the first-ever California official named to its “Dirty Dozen in the States” list, based on her record of selling out her constituents to big oil companies and massive polluters.   “It’s no coincidence San Bernardino residents are breathing some of the nation’s dirtiest air because we are being represented by a candidate with one of the nation’s grimiest environmental records,” said Penny Newman, Executive Director of Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice, based in Cheryl Brown’s district.  “Selling out the people of her district to Big Oil is the reason she earned the name ‘Chevron Cheryl.’” The event took place

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California Environmental Justice Alliance Action Releases First Ever People of Color Led Endorsements for CA State Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Strela Cervas, 213-284-4923   California Environmental Justice Alliance Action Releases First Ever People of Color Led Endorsements for CA State Candidates CEJA Action Endorsements Shows Environmental Justice is a Growing Force in California Politics Los Angeles, CA I September 7, 2016  — Today the first ever people of color led slate of endorsements for state candidates was announced by California Environmental Justice Alliance Action (CEJA Action). People of color are California’s majority, and represent a critical, growing voting block in California, particularly on environmental issues. As the climate crisis deepens and already existing environmental health and justice issues persist, people of color have emerged as strong supporters of aggressive environmental and climate change policies. CEJA Action mobilizes the untapped voter base among people of color and builds political support for elected officials that will advance policies that address the critical environmental health and justice issues in California. View the full slate of endorsements here. “California Environmental Justice Alliance Action (CEJA Action) represents a powerful force as the only statewide coalition with deep bases in environmental justice communities that mobilizes voters of color on state candidate races. We are extremely excited to be on the cutting edge in

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Sierra Club, California Environmental Justice Alliance Action Endorse Jane Kim for State Senate

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

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More Environmentalists Give “Wholehearted Support” To Medina in AD-40

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release September 6, 2016 Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348 Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142 Jacobson & Zilber Strategies MORE ENVIRONMENTALISTS GIVE “WHOLEHEARTED SUPPORT” TO MEDINA IN AD-40 CEJA Action says “Abigail Medina will be an outspoken force on behalf of the environmental justice movement” SAN BERNARDINO, CA — Increasing her support from environmental protection organizations, today San Bernardino School Board Member AbigailMedina won a significant endorsement from the California Environmental Justice Alliance Action (CEJA Action) in her campaign for California’s 40th State Assembly District seat. Previously Medina was endorsed by the Sierra Club and the California League of Conservation Voters. In announcing their support, Strela Cervas, Co-Director of CEJA Action released the following statement: “California Environmental Justice Alliance Action (CEJA Action) is proud to endorse Abigail Medina for State Assembly District 40. From combatting pollution to investing more in clean and renewable energy and drought reducing water conservation measures, we know that Abigail Medina will be an outspoken force on behalf of the environmental justice movement in the state capitol. She’s got our wholehearted support!” Just last week Medina rolled out her first television ad of the general election. To view the ad, click here.  Also last

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