Covid-19: CBE Community Fund/ Fondo Comunitario de CBE

¡Aplica ya! El Fondo Comunitario de CBE está abierto otra vez y es para quienes viven en las comunidades que organizamos, incluyendo a los miembros anteriores y existentes de CBE.

Aplica: https://bit.ly/cbefund2020

Aplica por teléfono: *Richmond, East Oakland y comunidades cercanas: 510-210-8207 ***Sureste de Los Ángeles, Wilmington y comunidades cercanas: 323-588-3434

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Apply now! The #CBECommunityFund is open to those who live in the communities we organize, including former and existing members of CBE.

Apply: https://bit.ly/cbefund2020

Apply by phone: *Richmond, East Oakland and nearby communities: 510-210-8207 ***Southeast Los Angeles, Wilmington and nearby communities: 323-588-3434

AB 345 – ALL HANDS ON DECK – Hearing Testimonies, Wednesday (8/5/2020) @ 9am

See whole post here.

  • What: testifying in support of AB 345 at the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water hearing
  • When: Wednesday, August 5th at 9am (our bill is supposed to be first up)
  • Who: supporters of AB 345:s
    • Unlimited frontline community members
    • Unlimited folks who are constituents of committee members (list here)
  • How: call in by phone, 1-888-251-2909 Access Code 736-2831
    • When you call in, you can listen to the hearing but will be muted
    • Turn off the volume on the device you are watching the hearing on (broadcast will show up on calendar here) and listen using the phone audio (which will be real-time, there can be a delay on video audio)
    • When the chair calls for testimonies in support of the bill, dial 1-0 (one time only)
    • Be patient and an operator will come on the line to give you a line number (i.e. “you’re line 25”) – there can be a short wait until the operator comes on, do not dial 1-0 again or you will be removed from the queue
    • Once you receive a line number, you’re in the queue
    • When it is your turn to speak, the operator will call out your line number and unmute you (“line 25, please make your comment”)
    • Immediately start to address the committee – you ONLY get to say:
      • Your name
      • Your organization/affiliation (include if you’re a frontline resident or constituent – and name which committee member – if applicable)
      • That you support AB 345

Call to Action: LA City Attorney, Release the Report!

See whole post here.

#CalltoAction We need your help in our fight for a 2,500 set back from oil drilling sites near our homes, parks, and hospitals! We have been targeting our City Attorney TO ACT in a a time of overwhelming crisis. We refuse to let entire communities be exposed to toxic oil emissions and we refuse to BARGAIN with greedy oil companies. Keep oil drilling a whole 2500ft away from where humans live! Mike Feuer release the report and don’t SELL OUT our neighborhoods! #NoDrillingWhereWereLiving

Help us tag, tweet, and CALL script below and platform information available!
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You can also email: mike.n.feuer@lacity.org

(ENG: Hi my name is __________________ and I live in the City of Los Angele (state which oil site you live next to). I’m calling to voice my concern about the delay in the City Attorney’s report regarding the 2500-ft human healthy and safety buffer, with a 5-year phase-out in Los Angeles. With LA County now having the most coronavirus cases in the U.S., we can’t allow toxic air pollution from oil sites to continue damaging our lungs any further. We need LA City Attorney Mike Feuer to complete the report because we deserve clean and healthy neighborhoods. We say #NoDrillingWhereWereLiving and call on City Attorney Mike Feuer to release the report immediately.)

(SPAN: Hola, mi nombre es __________________ y vivo en la ciudad de Los Ángeles (diga el lugar de extracción petrolera que está cerca de su casa). Llamo para expresar mi preocupación por el retraso en el informe de la ciudad sobre la distancia de 2.500 pies que debe haber para la seguridad y salud de los humanos y la eliminación progresiva de estos lugares en Los Ángeles durante los próximos 5 años. Dado que Los Ángeles tiene la mayoría de los casos de Coronavirus en los EE.UU., no podemos permitir que la contaminación tóxica del aire de los lugares petroleros continúe dañando nuestros pulmones. Necesitamos que el Fiscal de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles, Mike Feuer, complete el informe porque merecemos vecindarios limpios y saludables. Decimos No a la Extracción de Petróleo donde Vivimos y pedimos al Fiscal de la Ciudad, Mike Feuer que publique el informe inmediatamente.
#CBEWilmington

CBE Solidarity With Movement For Black Lives

[Read our Statement] We stand in solidarity with communities across the country condemning the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all countless numbers of Black community members that have been murdered by police brutality and white, civilian vigilantes.

CBE Statement of Solidarity

Communities for a Better Environment stands in solidarity with communities across the country condemning the murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, Florida, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and all of the other, countless numbers of Black community members that have been murdered by police brutality and white, civilian vigilantes. These killings are rooted in the structural racism that is built into every level of our society.

Anti-Black racism permeates every corner of our global society. We enter this conversation against the backdrop of a global pandemic, and we know that COVID-19 is taking Black lives at an alarming rate that is disproportionate to any other community. Black folks are also disproportionately impacted by environmental racism and have been at the frontlines of the worst impacts of climate change. Like climate change and COVID-19, state-sanctioned violence against Black folks is a public health crisis. We must be as active in dismantling structural racism as we are in fighting for environmental and climate justice. The liberation of Black people is vital to the collective liberation of all oppressed peoples.

We are calling on the CBE Community to be anti-racist allies and actively support the Movement for Black Lives to defund the police and defend Black life. Solidarity with Black Lives and Black led movements means calling out white supremacy and anti-Blackness, including from non-Black people of color and educating the people around you about the importance of this moment and the violent history of the United States in relation to anti-Black racism that has made this country to be what it is today. This means having difficult, but necessary, conversations with our families, peers and neighbors. This also includes intentionally and regularly buying from and investing in Black-owned businesses and supporting Black families and community members with financial support and other relevant offerings. The lack of meaningful investment in Black, Indigenous, People of Color communities continues to marginalize a large segment of the American public and left them vulnerable to every harm in our society. It is up to us to show up for Black folks, follow and trust in their leadership and stand against white supremacy and the systems in place that have continually shown us that they do not value Black lives. All Black Lives Matter.

As an environmental justice organization, we are committed to understanding our own participation and complicity with anti-Blackness, especially from non-Black people of color. Internally, CBE is holding space to establish a shared baseline understanding of racism and anti-Blackness- what they are, how they operate in the world, and how they manifest within the organization; develop common language for talking about racism and other forms of structural oppression; learning about tools and strategies to address racism and anti-Blackness within the staff, organization and our membership; and learn about the concepts of feminine leadership and trauma-informed practice, and understand how these frameworks support all staff members to heal from racism and cis-hetero-patriarchy.

In Solidarity and Community,

Communities for a Better Environment

Legal Housing Clinic- Monday’s 6-8pm call 3239209963

See whole post here- haga clic aqui para toda la informacion.

Speak to an attorney for free! Questions about illegal rent increases, 3/30/60 day notices, rent during COVID19? Come ask away. ¡Habla con un abogado gratis! ¿Preguntas sobre aumentos ilegales de alquileres, avisos de 3/30/60 días, renta en tiempos de COVID19? Ven a preguntar.

Llame cada lunes de 6pm-8pm al 3239209963. FREE, GRATIS

Call to Action: South East LA Phone Zap 4/1/2020 from 2-5pm

Spanish flyer. English flyer. Local electeds contact info– please call them to uplift the urgency behind declaring a state of emergency for South East LA communities! Rent/Mortgage forgiveness, access to health resources, and NO ICE COLLABORATION- NOW! ¡Por favor llámelos para elevar la urgencia de declarar un estado de emergencia para las comunidades del SurEste de Los Ángeles! Perdon de renta/ hipoteca, acceso a recursos de salud y NO COLABORACIÓN CON ICE ¡AHORA!