Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility - Climate Justice Alliance

Continue to stand and support frontline climate leaders and advance this visionary future for 2018!

Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility

To build and maintain our community together and
make our siblings’ problems – 
our problems and
to solve them together.


The third day of Kwanza reminds us just how important community contributions are to the movement for justice. Let’s be honest, 2017 was a devastating and exhausting year. Yet, with your support, CJA united with Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, Arabic, LGBTQ, and low-income frontline communities across the U.S. in a global struggle to provide visionary opposition to injustice. Trans-local Just Transition solutions to our current climate crisis resonate and intersect many movements. Together, we are building a united front to end extreme energy extraction and reinvest in strong local living economies that put power back in the hands of the people.

In 2017, CJA exercised power from the ground up with groups like It Takes Roots, the Majority, OurPowerPR, the BEA, and the People’s Climate Movement (to name a few) and grew our membership to include 15 new base-building groups!

We invite you to contribute, strengthen, and support efforts to expand CJA as a powerful force to help stop catastrophic climate change and put forth strong local, municipal, and regional solutions to our most critical problems in 2018 and beyond. To do so, we are strengthening relationships between community-based organizations, environmentalists, labor unions, food sovereignty groups, and individuals that are committed to engaging in change.


As 2018 approaches, CJA members are already hard at work finalizing plans for projects and campaigns slated for the coming year. Here are just a few highlights of the projects set for 2018:


Support the “Bigger We” for a Bolder Impact


The Climate Justice Alliance is a collective movement of frontline groups working toward a shared vision of possibilities, that is developing concrete solutions for a Just Transition, lifting up the Jemez Principles and rising tides that lift all boats. Give to the Movement– Denise Abdul-Rahman, Chair – Executive Committee Member, NAACP Indiana Environmental & Climate Justice
Having an alliance of U.S. frontline communities to strategically confront the existing tyranny of our country and present real solutions is needed right now. – Tom Goldtooth, Director, Indigenous Environmental Network
Created and moved by frontline leadership, Climate Justice Alliance is uniquely positioned to move frontline solutions that move us away from fossil fuel extraction while anchoring us in movement building and just transitions. This historical moment needs a CJA and CJA needs your support so that the frontline can continue to slow down climate change, stand against injustice and build the future that honors our ancestors. – Elizabeth Yeampierre, Director, UPROSE NY
CJA is on the frontlines: creating a visionary economy that democratizes, decentralizes, and diversifies; that challenges monoculture; that builds resilience; that is sparking imagination, hope, and resistance across the country. It is too late to be timid – bold vision and action is what these times call for. Stand with the frontlines – support CJA– Mateo Nube, Co-Director, Movement Generation
The wildfires, hurricanes and floods of this past year show us that we don’t have time to play games of climate denial or greenwashing of dirty energy. CJA is creating opportunity for solutions already coming from communities on the ground. We bring together leaders from North Dakota to Texas, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico who are advancing Just Transition and Just Recovery campaigns that will move us toward community controlled renewable energy. – Cindy Wiesner, National Coordinator, Grassroots Global Justice


Continue to stand with the frontlines to advance this visionary future – Support CJA by donating now.


We thank YOU for doing your part in helping us resist destructive fossil fuel-based false solutions, work toward a just recovery from climate catastrophe, and create new pathways toward an economy that values meaningful work, community, and Mother Earth.


In gratitude and solidarity,

Angela Adrar
Executive Director


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