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Huffington Post: Heat Waves, As Climate Change Increases, Prove More Deadly For Poor, Minorities; WE ACT's Federal Policy Analyst, Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome discusses climate change, heat waves, and the disproportionate impact on low-income communities of color.

DNAinfo: Dedicated Lane For LaGuardia Bus Prompts Fears of 125th Street Nightmare; WE ACT featured in an article on the city's plan to create a dedicated bus lane on 125th Street to speed new M60 Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport (April 10, 2013)

Manhattan Times: Transit station remains in dispair; coverage of WE ACT's tour on 4/1 of the 181st Street station of the #1 train (April 10, 2013)

NY1: Washington Heights Riders Await Subway Station Repairs For More Than Three Years; Cecil Corbin-Mark, the deputy director of WE ACT, is featured in this 4/1 NY1 Transit report (April 1, 2013)

DNAinfo: Transit Watchdog Calls on MTA to Fix Crumbling Uptown Subway Station; Members of WE ACT took the MTA to task for failing to repair the dilapidated 181st Street subway station (April 1, 2013)

NYSP2I announces recipients of 2012-2013 Community Grant ProgramWE ACT for was selected as a recipient of NYS Pollution Prevention Institute's 2012-2013 Community Grant Program, which supports community sustainability actions. NYSP2I will be funding our Northern Manhattan Compost Bioremediation project, to educate and engage students of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) in a composting and waste reduction project (February 22, 2013)

MSNBC: Obama Mentioned Climate Change, So Now What?executive director Peggy Shepard's on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" discussing climate change and environmental justice (January 29, 2013) 

Metro News: Toxic city: The 5 most toxic places in New York; WE ACT Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman in cover article on toxic sites in NYC (January 14, 2013)

Letters in strong support for strengthening the National Ambient Air Quality
Standards (NAAQS) for fine particle pollution (PM2.5 ) to EPA
; WE ACT spearheaded getting the support for these Sign-on letters. With the help of the American Lung Association, Sierra Club and other partner organizations, the letters were sent to the EPA to show Congressional support for a strong soot rule (November, 20, 2012)

Letter to EPA's Administrator Lisa Jackson and Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy Signed by Members of Congress; 56 Members of Congress sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to call on stricter air pollution standards that would emphasize the importance of clean air in our communities (December 10, 2012)

3rd Strike Radio: Green Living Radio Show; WE ACT Deputy Director Cecil Corbin-Mark interviewed on toxic chemicals in common household products and ethnic beauty products (November 26, 2012)

The Uptowner: Trees Breathe Fresh Air for Harlem; WE ACT's Fall Tree Giveaway, which was held on October 13, 2012, is featured in the Uptowner (November 20, 2012)

Columbia University Daily Spectator Groups Look to Quicken 125th Bus Travel (November 17, 2011)

The New York Times: Robert W. Castle Jr., 83, Outspoken Harlem Priest Dies; WE ACT Mourns the Passing of Venerable Harlem Priest, Robert W. Castle Jr. (November 7, 2012)

Yes Magazine:6 Ways Communties Put Health First (October 11, 2012)

Amsterdam News: Using Advocacy to Make Change (September 20, 2012)

Manhattan Times: Coalition of Transit Riders Demand Service Restorations; WE ACT's Jake Carlson is quoted voicing the concerns of inequitable service (also online) (August 3, 2012)

NBC Nightly News: Dangerous Heat; WE ACT's Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome interviewed on extreme heat's implications for public health (July 7, 2012)

US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice in Action Blog: EPA 20th Anniversary Environmental Justice Video Series (June 14, 2012)

Newsday: Opinion: State Focuses on the Wrong Green; WE ACT Deputy Director Cecil Corbin-Mark co-authors op-ed piece on the need for public financing (June 12, 2012)

NBC UP with Chris Hayes: How Corporations Influence What We Eat; WE ACT's Board Member and Co-Founder Dennis Derryck discusses the power of "big food" (June 10, 2012)

Amsterdam News: TWU Local 100 Workers Work with WE ACT (April 28 - May 4 2011)

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