Climate Justice Alliance

The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) formed in 2013 to create a new center of gravity in the climate movement by uniting frontline communities and organizations into a formidable force. Our translocal organizing strategy and mobilizing capacity is building a Just Transition away from extractive systems of production, consumption and political oppression, and towards resilient, regenerative and equitable economies. We believe that the process of transition must place race, gender and class at the center of the solutions equation in order to make it a truly Just Transition.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Thursday, April 22, 2021
CJA Calls on US, Biden to Adopt Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis, Pay Their Fair Share Through Safe Solutions & Comprehensive Investments
Today, many in the US will shift their focus to climate change and the myriad ways people can work to stop it. Frontline communities will continue organizing trans-locally to fight the bad and build the new in their own neighborhoods, cities and states. Environmental justice communities are paving...
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Monday, February 22, 2021
Climate Justice Alliance Demands Energy Democracy & Just Recovery for Millions Abandoned Without Power & Water
In the midst of a raging global pandemic, a slew of winter storms exacerbated by extreme cold painfully highlights the need to truly acknowledge water, power, housing and access to medical care as basic human rights. The lack of community control and governance of our infrastructure has created one...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The Frontlines Showed Up for Biden, Now He Must Show Up for Us
While this last week was dominated by coverage of white supremacist plans for insurrection, along with the myriad ways in which Trump and Republicans should be held to account, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities understand the true culprit is the very system which enabled white supremacy to...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Climate Justice Alliance Demands States Step Back From the Inequitable Transportation & Climate Initiative Due to Its Policy of Sacrificing Environmental Justice Communities
Missing for over 10 years from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) equation have been the voices, insights and policy recommendations from those very communities impacted first and worst by these incremental big money initiatives that profess to tackle climate change and equity, while...
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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Climate Justice Alliance Deeply Disappointed with Passage of House Democrats Dirty Energy Bill
Yesterday, House Democrats passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. This flawed bill is deeply tainted by the inclusion of proposals that are not only unacceptable to the Environmental Justice (EJ) community, but dangerous to the climate and the planet. Of particular concern is the focus...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Biden’s New Environmental Justice Plan Makes Strides In the Right Direction but Gaps Remain
The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) is encouraged by former Vice President Joe Biden’s most recent environmental justice plan. His consideration of the tenets of frontline organizations and communities who are leading the climate justice struggle and are working for a Just Transition to regenerative...
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Newswire article
Friday, May 01, 2020
Climate Justice Alliance Joins Organizations Across the Country to Demand a #PeoplesBailout on #MayDay
Today, May 1, 2020, Climate Justice Alliance members, community groups and workers across the country are hosting actions to demand President Trump, Congress, and other local and state leaders act on the demands of working people, not corporations and the wealthy. Whether through a people’s strike...
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Newswire article
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal Proposal is a Blueprint for the Regenerative Economy We Must Strive For
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal policy package is heralded as one of the farthest reaching accomplishments by a president in a generation. While there were many aspects of his New Deal that should be lauded, we can no longer ignore the fact that it deliberately excluded People of Color from...
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