MEDIA ADVISORY: Chair Grijalva, Rep. Barragán, Rep. Lowenthal, Community Leaders to Hold Environmental Justice Press Conference in Southern California

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, July 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific in Wilmington, California, House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold an in-person press conference with Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), and community leaders on environmental justice issues in southern California. The press conference will highlight H.R. 2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act, the most comprehensive piece of federal environmental justice legislation to date.

After the press conference and over the following two days, Chair Grijalva and other members of Congress will join local environmental justice leaders to visit various community sites in southern California. The site visits will provide a firsthand look at ongoing environmental injustices in the area, community leaders’ and local officials’ efforts to address those injustices, and opportunities for federal policy and legislation.

A press release on Chair Grijalva’s visit to southern California is available here: https://bit.ly/3PnP7W3

Chair Grijalva’s three-day visit to southern California is part of his Community Input Tour for the Environmental Justice For All Act. The legislation was originally drafted and continues to be shaped by a historic years-long, community-led process. Previous stops on the tour include New York City, Detroit, Tucson, and “Cancer Alley” in southeastern Louisiana. 

Media planning to attend the press conference or any of the site visits listed below should RSVP to Lindsay.Gressard@mail.house.gov




Press Conference on Environmental Justice



Western Side of Wilmington Waterfront Park, 1226 W C St, Wilmington, CA 90744

Livestream link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3212528865733998/


Friday, July 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. PDT




Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

3rd District of Arizona

Chair, U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources


Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán

44th District of California


Rep. Alan Lowenthal

47th District of California


Laura Cortez

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice


Angelo Logan
Moving Forward Network


Sylvia Betancourt

Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma


Other speakers and attendees to be announced


 The full agenda for Chair Grijalva’s three-day visit to southern California includes:

Friday, July 8, 2022

  • 10:00 a.m. PDT:  Press Conference on Environmental Justice, Western side of Wilmington Waterfront Park, Wilmington, CA 90744
  • 10:45 a.m. PDT: Site Visit of Los Angeles Refinery (Phillips 66), Wilmington, CA (open press; meet at Wilmington Waterfront Park)
  • 1:00 p.m. PDT: Lunch with Community Members and Local Leaders (closed press)

Saturday, July 9, 2022

  • 1:00 p.m. PDT: Site Visit of Bandini Park, 4725 Astor Ave., Commerce, CA 90040 (open press)
  • 5:00 p.m. PDT: Community Public Input Forum at Maywood City Hall, Maywood, CA (closed press) 

Sunday, July 10, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. PDT: Site Visit of Amazon Air Freight Fulfillment Center, Highland, CA 92346 (open press; meet at Teamster Union Hall, 433 N Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA 92410)
  • 12:00 p.m. PDT: Community Art Installation, near Bloomington High School, 10750 Laurel Ave., Bloomington, CA 92316 (open to the public)
  • 2:30 p.m. PDT: Community Public Input Forum at Colton Joint Unified School District Board Conference Room, Bloomington, CA (closed press)

Press Contact

Media Contact: Lindsay Gressard

202-225-6065 | cell: 202-740-4715