On July 29th, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Kamala D. Harris announced the Climate Equity Act, draft legislation to hold the federal government accountable for ensuring that frontline communities are at the center of environmental and climate-related policies, rules, regulations, and investments. That means that frontline communities must have a seat and voice at the decision-making table. To ensure that frontline voices are heard in the development of this legislation, the congresswomen welcome comments, suggestions, and insights from the public, environmental justice organizations, and leaders in the fight to achieve an equitable Green New Deal.
Final day to submit comments is September 30, 2019.
NOTE: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Harris's teams are working closely together on reading and responding to feedback, so there’s no need to send your comments to both offices.