Environmental Justice Now Tour: Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the most polluted metropolitan area in the United States. Our Environmental Justice for All Act would mean cleaner, healthier lives for millions of Americans living there. Within a 20-mile stretch, communities like Bell, Compton, Huntington Park, Lynwood, and South Gate are stuck between major highways, downtown Los Angeles, and the port of Long Beach. The population of this area is 98 percent people of color. Seventy-eight percent of households live below the federal poverty line. Black and brown families are threatened by cumulative impacts from thousands of pollution sources -- groundwater threats, hazardous waste generators, solid waste sites and more. Join us for the third event in our ongoing #EnviroJusticeNow tour on Friday, September 18, to hear from Los Angeles community leaders at 12 p.m. Eastern to hear how #EnviroJusticeNow can make the Los Angeles region – and the country – a cleaner, healthier, safer place to live.