Together we can make 2021 a year of victories
for our environment, health, and justice!
As you know, 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. Over 300,000 Americans died from COVID-19 and hundreds of thousands more fell sick. Donald Trump and his allies waged war on the health and environment of our communities and planet, promoting racism and injustice. Despite these challenges, Greenaction continued our work in urban, rural, and Indigenous communities far and wide – helping win victories and bringing about changes in industry and government policies and practices. Greenaction worked with our community partners to challenge systemic racism that is responsible for police murders of unarmed African Americans as well as for the environmental racism that often makes it difficult for residents of low income and people of color communities to breathe due to polluted air, water, and land.
Here are some of our many highlights of our work this year:
- We escalated our work in Bayview Hunters Point, Treasure Island, and Richmond to demand cleanup of radioactive and toxic contamination in communities around San Francisco Bay.
- We expanded work in the San Joaquin Valley, including fighting the giant waste dumps located in the Latino, Spanish-speaking communities of Kettleman City, Buttonwillow, and Avenal.
- We launched campaigns in the Salinas Valley and Kettleman City to educate residents about the dangers of pesticide drift and how to file effective complaints about pesticide drift incidents.
- We worked with residents in the Imperial Valley to get Chevron to properly clean up pesticide contamination at the PureGro site in Brawley.
- We continued our work with the Cahto Tribe and other residents of Laytonville, California
where residents are getting sick and dying at an alarming rate likely due to contamination from Mendocino County’s old leaking landfills.
- We supported the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and other residents fighting pollution from a wood pellet production plant.
- We continued our campaign with the White Mesa Ute Community/Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Utah against the last uranium mill in the US, located next to their reservation.
- We helped unite the Utes with Navajo/Dine community groups impacted by uranium contamination.
We conducted successful Youth Environmental and Climate Leadership Academies in urban,
rural, and Indigenous communities. For the first time, we created a virtual curriculum and
conducted the youth academy programs virtually due to the pandemic, keeping our commitment to empowering a new generation of grassroots leaders. With your support, we will continue to resist environmental racism and injustice. We need your help to continue and win our frontline campaigns for healthy communities and environmental and climate justice.
Please make as generous an end of the year donation as you are able to.
Every donation will go straight into our campaigns in communities on the frontlines, fighting and winning victories for environmental health and justice.
Please tell your friends, family, and co-workers about Greenaction, follow us on social media,
and support us in any way you can.
Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year, and for justice for all! And please stay safe and healthy!
Bradley Angel on behalf of the Staff and Board of Directors of Greenaction
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