Sen. Booker to Introduce Landmark Environmental Justice Legislation

Sen. Booker to Introduce Landmark Environmental Justice Legislation

 

The Environmental Justice Act of 2017 seeks to protect communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities against environmental injustice

 

NEWARK, NJ – On Monday, October 23rd at 10:00AM, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will be joined by community leaders and advocates from across New Jersey to announce the introduction of legislation that seeks to protect communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities against environmental injustice. These communities disproportionately live near hazardous waste sites and landfills, are exposed to pollutants at a higher rate, and more frequently experience environmental health-related conditions like asthma, among other challenges.

 

WHEN:          Monday, October 23, 2017; 10:00AM

Media set-up by 9:45AM

 

WHERE:       McKinley Elementary School

1 Colonnade Pl.

Newark, NJ 07104

 

WHO:            U.S. Senator Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

Laureen Boles, Director, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance

Dr. Nicky Sheats, Esq, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance

Kim Gaddy, Clean Water Action

Melissa Miles, Ironbound Community Corporation

Cynthia Mellon, Climate Justice Alliance

Michelle Roberts, Environmental Justice Health Alliance

 

PRESS:         OPEN; please RSVP to Thomas_Pietrykoski@booker.senate.gov or 973-704-3736

 

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