New Alpha Foundation Holds Legislative Day In Columbia To Address Climate Concerns
New Alpha Community Development Corporation hosted its 6th Annual South Carolina Legislative Day breakfast on February 17, 2022.
Participants in the Legislative Day event came from across the state of South Carolina, including The Whitney M. Slater Foundation, Kingdom Living Temple, The Democracy Center, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, The Pee Dee Indian Tribe, Resurrection Outreach Ministries, The Sierra Club, The Sierra Club Pee Dee Group, Sierra Clubs Midlands Group, The Concerned Citizens of Brittons Neck, The Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce, The Concerned Citizens of Richmond County, and other community-based organizations.
The central purpose of this Legislative Day was the Federal Justice 40 Initiative dealing with environmental justice and climate change. All of the participating organizations lifted up
various impacted issues ranging from forest, logging, flooding, sea-level rise, PFAS, and the impacts from hurricanes, tornados, extreme cold and heat, and droughts. The Justice 40 Initiatives and funding are to be targeted towards low-income communities that are historical and have a legacy of pollution and poverty, in both urban and rural areas.
New Alpha Community Development Corporation has been interacting with federal, state and local governments to address the needs in the Justice 40 Initiative. If you are interested in learning more you may register for one of New Alpha CDC’s webinars on Justice 40 Initiative at https://www.newalphacdc.com or by emailing [email protected].