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Apply to the 2018 Boards & Commissions Training!

 APPLICATIONS are due on WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd APPLY HERE About the Program: The Boards & Commissions Program trains, supports, and places social justice advocates on strategic local and regional boards and commissions to influence policy decisions and improve equity throughout the Inland Valley. Through the program, prospective appointees gain integrated perspectives on relevant social justice issues, technical.....

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Your Voice Is Power. Apply for Emerging Young Leaders – Spring 2018

We are proud to announce that our Emerging Young Leaders Program 2018 Spring Application is now open. The Spring session is open to college students only. Deadline for application is Sunday, February 25th. What is the Emerging Young Leaders program? Through the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice’s Emerging Young Leaders Program, we empower, educate and engage high school and college students to be active leaders in their communities. Through.....

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After Fighting with Us All His Life, Allen Hernandez Joins CCAEJ as Executive Director

Join us in welcoming Allen Hernandez to the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice team as executive director. Allen has been a part of our fight to build community power his entire life. A second-generation resident of Fontana, Allen spent his childhood in and out of the emergency room because of his inability to.....

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How will CA’s Move To Electric Transit Impact Our Community in the Inland Region?

What’s the latest news? On January 11, 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously voted to approve utility programs aiming to electrify the state’s transportation system. The decision means that our state’s largest investor-owned utilities will move forward with ambitious pilot programs to electrify transportation — the largest source of pollution in the state. How.....

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Meet the Next Generation of Environmental Justice Advocates

Our communities depend on future generations to follow in our footsteps and speak up for environmental and social justice. Through our Emerging Youth Leaders Program, we empower, educate and engage students in high school and college to take on active leadership roles in their communities. On December 2, 2017, we celebrated with the 13 inspiring.....

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San Bernardino Celebrates an Environmental Justice Victory

For over 20 years, we worked alongside San Bernardino residents to raise our voices and call on Omnitrans, a local public transit agency, to find a safer solution for storing natural gas that posed a danger to our homes and schools. Why We Took Community Action Omnitrans’ headquarters are located in the heart of the.....

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Press Release: San Bernardino Families Celebrate Successful Advocacy For Safer Natural Gas Infrastructure 

Community spent two decades advocating for removal of dangerous chemicals near homes and schools Omnitrans replaced more than 60 thousand gallons of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage tanks with safer underground pipeline San Bernardino, Calif. — November 29, 2017 — Yesterday, residents in the Westside community of San Bernardino celebrated their victory in compelling Omnitrans.....

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We All Deserve to Dream

The recent news about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) spurred many different emotions in our community, from sadness to anger and more, especially for those who would be impacted directly by this policy change. Above all, this news confirms that we urgently need a clean and strong DREAM Act. We know that President Trump’s.....

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Planning for Healthy Communities

Recently, the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) co-sponsored California Senate Bill 1000. Now that the bill has passed, cities and counties are required to adopt an environmental justice element or integrate environmental justice-related policies, objectives and goals into other elements of their General Plans. After SB 1000 passed, California Environmental Justice Alliance.....

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The Rochas are Defending Our Human Rights from Mega Warehouses

 Meet Kim and Tommy Rocha. When constant traffic pollution encroached on their neighborhood, they moved to Bloomington and found their American dream: a beautiful home in a peaceful community. Then the warehouses and diesel truck pollution came, threatening their livelihood yet again. Here’s why they’ve become two of our community’s leading voices for human rights. It.....