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LCV Team Attends the First-Ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of joining staff from LCV and our partners at Conservation Voters of South Carolina to attend the first-ever presidential forum focused on environmental justice. As a young woman of color, it was a powerful experience to be in a room full of environmental justice leaders and climate … Continue reading "https://www.lcv.org/article/lcvs-change-climate-2020-team-attends-first-ever-presidential-forum-environmental-justice/"

League of Conservation Voters

Threat to humanity': Candidates discuss environmental issues at S.C. State forum

Six 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage Friday night, answering questions and engaging with audience members at the first-ever presidential forum on environmental justice on the campus of South Carolina State University.

The Times and Democrat

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Talk Environmental Justice in South Carolina

Environmental justice for suffering communities requires policy changes, action and corporate regulations, six 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates explained during a forum in South Carolina on Friday.

courthousenews

Warren and Booker lead candidates at environmental justice forum

Only six candidates turned out for the first ever presidential forum on environmental justice at South Carolina State University on Friday night. Issues such as lead-contaminated water, food deserts, childhood asthma and proximity to polluting chemical plants and industrial pig farms disproportionately affect low-income communities, tribal nations and people of colour.

the Guardian

Why Elizabeth Warren Just Mentioned Redlining at a Climate Forum

At the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice Friday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t shy away from how the environment is directly related to other issues that people of color in the U.S. face—like housing. During her time on stage, she called out the legacy of segregation and slavery in the U.S.

Earther