By Emily Liu, Research & Policy Intern at Climate Cabinet Action

The need for economic and social justice has made its way into the forefront of the Democratic politics, particularly after the year we’ve had in 2020. The racial justice movement and climate movement alike are pointing out the need to address climate change and social justice hand-in-hand. Here’s why.

Race and poverty often go hand in hand with the disproportionate burden of environmental hazards. More power plants, highways, sources of air pollution and toxic waste are placed in marginalized communities than anywhere else. As a result, communities of color…

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