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LCV Statement on Equity Actions from the Biden Administration

Jan 26, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to President Joe Biden taking equity focused executive action today, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Voting Rights Program Director Justin Kwasa:

“The communities that suffer the brunt of environmental impacts, in particular Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, also must navigate the inequities that come from biased prison, policing and housing systems. Knowing this, we applaud President Biden for directly addressing these inequalities with targeted executive orders that begin the work to dismantle systemic racism through more fair housing policy, ending the Justice Department’s contracts with private prisons, condemning racism toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and more. As the administration has made clear, today’s actions are only the first step — we look forward to environmental justice focused actions tomorrow and more progress in the weeks and months to come as the President continues fighting for our communities.”

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