Twenty-four U.S. states called on Trump to “kill the Clean Power Plan” and issue an Executive Order to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing similar legislation in the future. While the Clean Power Plan and EPA are far from perfect, they provide important avenues to environmental and climate justice accountability.
Determined to strip Americans from hard-earned environmental safeguards, Trump’s constant climate lies and long list of private sector and fossil fuel industry political appointments are a clear assault on the many gains won by people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ communities, Indigenous peoples, low-income tenants, and workers for which we continue to struggle.
While grassroots solutions have largely been ignored at the national level, CJA has always deepened grassroots movement-building and leadership on climate and environmental justice and beyond. Together, we uplift the communities and grassroots leaders most impacted for they hold the solutions to Trump’s blatant falsehoods.
In response, CJA is mobilizing trans-local actions and a unified #ItTakesRoots Pushback Delegation to DC with sister alliances to strategize, and prepare our members to confront and overcome Trump’s hate and climate lies for his first 100 days in office and beyond.
Why donate by January 1? Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) and our partners Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), and Right to the City Alliance(RTTC) are teaming up for #ItTakesRoots Pushback! and Trans-Local Actions that we hope you will support and/or join from January 21-22, 2017 and YOUR contribution and support will help make it successful. Here’s how:
Donate now to CJA to support our trainings, organizing, and coalition building to confront Trump’s climate lies on Day 1 of his administration.
Join us in the Streets of DC on January 20 and 21 to support direct actions on Inauguration Day (January 20) and to march with our grassroots feminist contingent of mainly women and gender non-conforming people of color in the Women’s March on Washington (January 21).
Join Trans-local actions in the Streets in 5+ key cities coordinated with our DC action and anchored by CJA members locally. You will help us build momentum for future actions and mass mobilizations in the first 100 Days and beyond in coordination with People’s Climate March, World March of Women, and many others.
It is within OUR POWER to create a historical turning point NOW where grassroots movements grow STRONGER and UNIFIED together to implement Just Transition solutions that include workers and prevent the extraction of money, power, health, and living resources from our communities. In the face of rising right wing populism and the corporate bias of the incoming Cabinet, we are resolved to build on our long standing, trusted relationships at the local level and double down on the Reinvest in Our Power Campaign to uplift community and worker-owned solutions.
We have already started to build a bold, unified plan with GGJ, RTTC, and the Homes for All campaign, consulting our collective membership, which is both oppositional and visionary, that uplifts regenerative, long-term solutions derived from frontline communities. Our collective membership represents nearly 150 organizations in 30+ states with thousands of members active inclimate, racial, economic, environmental and gender justice work, housing and land rights, and Just Transition.
Together, within the first 100 hours after the election, we already began to coordinate, plan, and act.
We led the Honoring 524 Years of Resistance in defense of Mother Earth Delegation to Standing Rock of over 100 people of color, frontline leaders, and allies to support the water protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline and hold a Just Transition dialogue.
We held an Environmental Justice and Climate Justice Grassroots Meeting in DC to strategize post-election with over 40 groups from across the Nation to inform CJA pivots in strategy for “building the bigger we” with allies and multiple sectors across the movement.