Cosponsor legislation for the Environment
As your constituent and a person of faith affiliated with the Franciscan Action Network, I strongly urge you to cosponsor the Environmental Justice for All Act (S. 919, H.R. 1705) and the Justice for Black Farmers Act in the the Farm Bill (marker S. 96, H.R. 1167).
These are critical pieces of legislation which ensure not only equitable access to nutrition but also the unalienable human right to clean air, water, and a healthful environment.
The Environmental Justice for All Act is rooted in the moral principle that all people have the right to pure air, clean water, and a healthful environment. It requires consideration of cumulative impacts in permitting decisions and ensures that permits will not be issued if the project cannot demonstrate a reasonable certainty of no harm to human health. It amends the Civil Rights Act to allow lawsuits for disparate impacts of industrial pollution.
The Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2023 is a specific part of the Farm Bill, which will create a USDA civil rights oversight board, provide debt relief for Black farmers, and create a land grant program to encourage a new generation of Black farmers. This Act addresses the history of discrimination in federal policy and protects the 50,000 remaining Black farmers from losing their land.
Once again, I urge you to cosponsor the Environmental Justice for All Act and the Justice for Black Farmers Act of the Farm Bill. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Peace and all good.
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