For Immediate Release
Contact: Nina Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-717-9006 cell
Green For All, Environmental Groups Join Women’s March to “Fight Climate Different” in the Age of Trump
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In advance of the Women’s March on Washington, Green For All -- with Clean Air Prince George’s, Climate Parents, Emerald Cities Collaborative, Flint Rising, Green the Church, GreenLatinos, Interfaith Power & Light, Moms Clean Air Force, NextGen Climate, and the Power Shift Network -- are pledging to denounce attacks on the environment by prioritizing vulnerable communities living on the frontlines of poverty and pollution.
Together the group released the following statement:
“Today, all across the nation, thousands of Americans are coming together to reject the incoming Trump administration’s attacks on vulnerable communities. We’re marching today not just in Washington, but in towns and cities large and small with one message: An attack on the environment is an attack on women, poor people, and people of color living on the frontlines of pollution.
“Pollution and climate change hurts us all, but it does not hurt us all equally.For decades, low-income communities and communities of color have been the target of fossil fuel polluters’ dirtiest projects. These are the vulnerable communities hit first and worst by pollution and climate change, and it’s often women within these communities who pay the greatest health, economic and climate costs while polluters celebrate record profits. To repair the damage and put a stop to the trend, we stand united to resist Trump’s attacks on the environment and will fight for climate solutions that put frontline families first over polluter profits.
“It’s time to make frontline communities our priority. We can’t fight climate change without addressing where pollution lives. We’re calling on all Americans who care about clean air, creating high quality jobs, and leaving a healthy planet for our kids and loved ones, to join us.
“We, Green For All, Clean Air Prince George’s, Climate Parents, Emerald Cities Collaborative, Flint Rising, Green the Church, GreenLatinos, Interfaith Power & Light, Moms Clean Air Force, NextGen Climate, and the Power Shift Network pledge our commitment to push policies that champion emissions reductions and green investment in frontline communities. We join countless women, working families, and people of color at the frontlines of the fight to say: We are here and we are ready to fight together on climate by putting frontlines first.”