It Takes Roots to Win People’s Solutions. The work has just begun to hold a Biden presidency accountable to advancing the climate, racial, gender, and housing justice solutions that the frontlines have been pushing for years. We are ready to lead.
– Aghilah Nadaraj, Kheprw Institute, Climate Justice Alliance.
– Frank Southall, Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative, Right to the City Alliance.
– Trenise Bryant, Miami Workers Center, Grassroots Global Justice.
– Ashly Hall, Descendants’ Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network.
Voiceover by Ashley Nicole McCray of Indigenous Environmental Network
From the Democratic Primaries to the first 100 Days of the Biden/ Harris Administration, Climate Justice Alliance members (from Detroit, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Indian Country and throughout the US), made their mark on the 2020 elections by centering frontline community solutions. CJA members hosted candidate forums, organized rallies and direct actions, engaged with community groups and lawmakers on new policies, and developed visionary projects from Brooklyn’s Sunset Park to New Jersey. Together with a broad range of allies, we launched new formations such as the People’s Bailout, the United Frontline Table, Build Back Fossil Free, and the Green New Deal Network to win bold executive orders, push back on bad cabinet choices, and lay the groundwork for real solutions to the interlinked economic, democratic and climate crises.