The Center for Health, Environment & Justice supports a nationwide network of more than 300 local community groups to achieve critical policy impacts at the local, regional, statewide and national levels. The communities we serve are largely rural, low-wealth or working class—the kind of areas where toxic chemicals, polluting facilities and other environmental dangers are sited.
Many of the local leaders in our network are volunteers, working long hours to fight to protect the health of their families and their neighbors. Nearly all of the organizaition are working at the grassroots level, with small budgets to battle big issues. In some cases, CHEJ has worked with the groups for years as they continue to work to make their voices heard to create a cleaner, safer community.
CHEJ also frequently allies with big green groups on campaigns and programs, often serving as intermediary between low-income grassroots leaders and these national or statewide environmental organizations.
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