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People’s Earth Day 2022 Recap

Updated: Jun 10, 2022

On April 22, 2022 youth from Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco gathered in S.F to march in solidarity with Bayview Hunters Point and Treasure Island. These two S.F low income communities of color suffer from air pollution as well as toxic radioactive contamination.

This Earth Day, we called on those in the climate justice movement to fight with us to demand the cleanup of radioactive and toxic waste from our city. We called on those that recognize that at the root of the issues we face as low-income people, Black, Brown, Indigenous people, and as LGBTQ+ people, is a system profiting off of our struggles. We called on San Francisco to acknowledge our plight with climate injustice through actions.

We demanded the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Mayor Breed, the USEPA, State Department of Toxic Substances Control, the State Water Quality Control Board, and all elected officials for the:

  1. Retesting with independent community oversight of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site & adjacent areas

  1. Full and comprehensive cleanup of all contamination due to community vulnerability and due to the threat posed by rising sea levels and groundwater rise

  1. Full reparations including financial compensation and lifetime health services for all residents, ex-residents and workers exposed and impacted by Shipyard contamination

We partnered with Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice & Marie Harrison Community Foundation & Bayview Hunters Point Mothers & Fathers Committee. We also had many community groups cosponsor this action, we thank them for their generous support.

Cosponsoring groups:

Direct Action Everywhere | Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area | East Bay DSA | DSA San Francisco | Green New Deal Committee | Breathe| PSL | Sunrise Bay Area | Sunflower Alliance | Oil and Gas Action Network | CODEPINK Women for Peace, SF Bay | Local Clean Energy Alliance | 350 Bay Area | POOR Magazine | Hip Hop For Change | 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations | Youthpower Climate Action | Grandmothers 4a Green New Deal | Warriors for Justice | Gray Panthers of San Francisco | FriscoStocks LLC | SF Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility | Enterprise for Youth | Anti Police-Terror Project | Climate Reality Project, Bay Area Chapter | Frisco Lens | DeLaCity | CG Classics |

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