NY City Council Passes Common Sense Lead Legislation To Protect NYC’s Children

Since successfully championing New York City’s Local Law 1 of 2004, Harlem’s WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) has been working with its partners across the city to demand enforcement of that law. Continue Reading →

Coalition For The East Harlem Waterfront Urges NYC Mayor To Include Repair Funds in Budget

The Coalition for the East Harlem Waterfront, a coalition of 25 East Harlem, City-wide regional civic organizations, is sending a letter to Mayor de Blasio today thanking him for his commitment to invest $284 million. Continue Reading →

WE ACT Action Alert: NYC Launches Environmental Justice Study & Seeks Community Input

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, in partnership with the NYC Environmental Justice Advisory Board (which is chaired by WE ACT‘s Peggy Shepard), has launched the community engagement process for the Environmental Justice For All report. Continue Reading →

NYC Environmental Justice Advocates Respond To Mayor de Blasio’s Fossil Fuel Ban

On behalf of our staff, 800-plus members, and the more than 650,000 residents of Northern Manhattan, WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) thanks New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →