MEDIA ADVISORY: Ranking Member Grijalva, Senator Duckworth, Other Members of Congress to Host Press Conference to Introduce A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act
Washington, D.C. – On World Water Day, Wednesday, March 22, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern at the House Triangle, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) will be joined by Vice Ranking Member Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Calif.), Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and environmental justice leaders for a press conference to announce introduction of the newly named A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act. Ranking Member Grijalva will also announce Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) as the new lead cosponsor of the House bill.
The press conference will highlight key provisions of the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act, the most comprehensive federal environmental justice legislation to date. Environmental justice leaders will also be in attendance to speak to the impacts of environmental injustices on their communities and the pressing need for federal legislative action.
After the press conference, speakers and additional environmental justice community leaders will be available to press to discuss the legislation and its impact in more detail.
Media planning to attend the press conference should RSVP to Jason.Johnson@mail.house.gov.
Press conference to announce the introduction of the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice For All Act
Wednesday, March 22nd at 11:30 a.m. Eastern
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva
7th District of Arizona
Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
37th District of California
Vice Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
State of Illinois
U.S. Senator Cory Booker
State of New Jersey
Virginia Interfaith Power & Light
Individuals available for interview post-press conference:
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.
Hip Hop Caucus, President & CEO
Jo & Joy Banner
National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association
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