FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2023
Contact: Chris Dobens, 718-679-8542, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams released his Fiscal Year 2024 Preliminary Budget that includes some commitment to the environment, resiliency, and fighting climate change but once again comes up short in addressing the urgency of the climate crisis, the disproportionate impacts of climate change, air pollution, childhood lead poisoning, and other environmental hazards on low-income communities and communities of color. Sweeping cuts on vacant positions and lack of ambitious investments in agencies crucial to confronting these issues will hinder progress toward a cleaner, greener, healthier New York. We urge the Mayor to center justice in all environmental and climate initiatives and provide the funding needed for them to succeed.
Mayor Adam’s 2024 Preliminary Budget is available here. And to see what policies we have prioritized for this year, WE ACT’s 2023 Policy Agenda is available here (PDF). We look forward to working with the Mayor, City Council, and their staff on these issues to ensure a cleaner, greener, healthier city for all.
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WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a Northern Manhattan membership-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Visit us at weact.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.