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La lucha sigue! By Isella Ramirez

EYCEJ member Isella Ramirez responds to Governor Jerry Brown proposal of a $176.6 million Exide Clean Up Plan and the impact Exide’s lead contamination has on her mothers health and the long struggle yet to come, ‘….organizing works! In… Read More

#GivingTuesday is your chance to give back!

Join EYCEJ online today for #GivingTuesday, the massive global online giving event. For your #GivingTuesday donation, become a member of EYCEJ.

Governor Jerry Brown Commits to Move the State Towards Zero-Emission Technologies

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order calling on state agencies to develop an action plan by July 2016 ‘that establishes clear targets to improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase competitiveness of California’s freight… Read More

Unveiling of No Idling Signs in City of Commerce

This morning, the City of Commerce held the unveiling of No Idling Signs. A partnership between the City of Commerce, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Department of Toxic and Substance Control (DTSC) and East Yard Communities… Read More

“A Conversation Deferred…Yet Again” by Taylor Thomas

“A Conversation Deferred…Yet Again” by Taylor Thomas  “Last week, AQMD held a conference in Downtown LA to, in their words “highlight ways in which public agencies can better collaborate with local communities and improve coordination in responding to… Read More

EYCEJ Seed Bank: Queering Environmental Justice by Xugo Lujan

EYCEJ is launching a blog series, #EYCEJSeedBank, focus on highlighting leaders within our movement. This series is to lift up the passion that fuels our work. As communities committed to #FightingForLife we are constantly battling larger systems of power,… Read More

Youth In Action! (YA!) takes a visit to USC

On Monday,Youth In Action (YA!) members from Bell Gardens High School participated in a USC student panel and campus tour. The day began with a presentation provided by Professor Ed Avol from the Keck School of Medicine of… Read More

Moving Forward Network- Baltimore 2015

“During the last week of January, activists, residents, policy makers, researchers and others gathered in Baltimore to build, connect, and learn how we can all work towards creating healthy and sustainable communities. For members of the Moving Forward… Read More

Long Beach City Council voted on their 2015 Federal Legislative Agenda

  “The proof of the pudding is when these things get covered. They can ‘blah, blah, blah” (talk) all they want but it is when they get it covered [the coal and petcoke rail cars] that we can… Read More

From Guatemala to Los Angeles; Transnational Platica on Environmental Justice

On Tuesday, February 2nd East Yard Environmental Justice invited Concepción Santay Gómez to give a presentation regarding megaprojects and human and indigenous rights in Guatemala with a focus on the arrival of hydroelectric dam in his community. He… Read More