Prop 70: An Attack on Frontline Communities

As temperatures increase and natural disasters like fires and mudslides occur more and more frequently, low-income communities, communities of color and those who live in pollution burdened areas are hit hardest. Prop 70, a misleading initiative on the June ballot that is backed by just a handful of Republicans, would make it harder for our

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March with SCOPE This May Day 2018

This May 1st, SCOPE members and staff will be marching in solidarity with workers, unions, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and many others in honor of International Workers Day. SCOPE understands and supports the intersectional relationships we all share in our fight for social, economic, gender, racial justice with workers from all professions. In the short

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Pushing Past the Status Quo: Why We Need Community Centered Climate Policy Even More

Pushing Past the Status Quo: Why We Need Community Centered Climate Policy Even More Last month, our state legislature voted to approve a set of climate policies that disregard the needs of residents living on the front-lines of climate change. Our governor and legislators struck a deal to extend the cap-and-trade system, one of the

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From The LA Uprising To The People’s Climate March: Building Power When You Are Under Threat

As a native of Mississippi, I often think of the famous words of Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer: “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Twenty-five years ago, a predominantly white jury acquitted the California Highway Patrol officers involved in the brutal beating of Rodney King─an act of police violence that was caught

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