Don’t Walk Run To WE ACT’s Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary First-Ever Fundraising 5K Fun Run

Harlem’s WE ACT sent us an invite to WE ACT’s first-ever fundraising 5K Fun Run this April in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Continue Reading →

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Signs Best-In-Nation Child Safe Products Act

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Child Safe Products Act into law today. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s WE ACT Announces Date For NY State Environmental Justice Grant Applications

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) will announce the request for applications (RFA) for its Environmental Justice Capacity-Building Grant Program funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s WE ACT Receives $1 Million For Environmental Justice Capacity-Building Grant

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) in Harlem has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Continue Reading →

“Gutsy Woman” Peggy Shepard Featured In Hillary Rodham And Chelsea Clinton’s Book

Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, she is one of the “gutsy women” featured in The Book of Gutsy Women, a new book by Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s WE ACT Supports The Safe Cosmetics And Personal Care Products Act Of 2019

Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced a landmark bill today—the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019—the only federal cosmetic safety legislation that would immediately ban more than a dozen of the worst toxic chemicals. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Peggy Shepard Questions Beto On Climate Change During CNN’s Presidential Town Hall Special

In case you missed CNN’s Climate Crisis Town Hall, Peggy Shepard had an opportunity to ask Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke how he would help Americans deal with extreme heat. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s WE ACT Celebrates Passage Of NY State Child Safe Products Act

As WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s staff and members met with New York State legislators in Albany, New York to discuss four legislative priorities regarding toxic chemicals in everything from food to personal care products yesterday, Continue Reading →


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