Working families, many of whom live in or near major cities, disproportionately experience the toll of environmental injustices everyday—high pollution levels and increased exposure to environmental hazards at home and at work are a reality for too many. As a an educator, I know firsthand the impact that a healthy environment has on working people’s’ ability to learn and thrive.
The 2014 climate march was the largest in our nation’s history and this one will be even bigger. Everyone, from every sector from our nation’s workforce is ready to speak up. Educators such as myself are ready to lock arms with airport workers, nail salon workers, and concerned moms and dads who are ready to take action for our environment. By rigging the system in favor of corporate polluters, self-interested politicians kill the creation of new jobs and industries, and destroy the clean air and water our families and communities need to thrive.
The climate action movement is growing and getting stronger every day because working people around the nation joined the call demanding that we find solutions that will protect our communities for generations to come. Join the movement.
Adjunct, Anthropology and Sociology