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Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice
We are preempting our regular programming this afternoon from 4-6 PM to bring you the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, "Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving," co-moderated by Democracy Now's Amy Goodman.

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), along with some two dozen national and local organizations, will hold a Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice: Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving, in the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium of South Carolina State University.

All Democratic candidates and Republican primary challengers are invited to this unprecedented nonpartisan event on environmental justice.

The forum will ask candidates to answer questions derived from the Joint Climate Platform, which is open to students and representatives of communities from around the country.

The forum gives candidates an opportunity to share their policies and visions for the country through an environmental justice lens, and moreover, connect and learn from voters of color whose issues are frequently overlooked. The forum will center the voices of marginalized communities to learn how presidential hopefuls intend to manage climate change, environmental pollution and public health risks that disproportionately affect communities of color.

Primary sponsors are: NBCSL, NAACP, National Wildlife Federation, National Childrens Campaign, and South Carolina State University. Local, state and national environmental justice and civil rights organizations have worked tirelessly on this issue and partnered with the sponsoring organizations on this event.


Created:11/08/19, Modified:11/08/19, expires:11/08/19, priority:0