Over the course of the past several years, Merced County has approved permits for two factory farm gas pipelines — one cutting through Stanislaus County into Merced County, and another cutting through Merced County into Madera County. There are also two factory farm gas clusters in the County.
As we approach another year’s end we honor the tireless dedication of community partners and our fearless colleagues. As the state, nation, and globe emerged from the most devastating moments of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with community residents in person and reestablish our robust organizing practice to accelerate momentum and achieve powerful victories.
We continued to advocate for equitable and effective investment practices and policies in transportation, housing, energy, drinking water, and wastewater from the local to the statewide level; we continued to fight land use proposals that pollute and contaminate; we advocated for climate and energy policies that address both environmental justice and climate change; and we continued to push for effective and affordable drinking water projects. Some notable victories included:
- Mobilizing voters to defeat harmful local transportation sales tax measures that would have set Fresno and Madera Counties on a backwards course
- Initiating a process to ensure that all Californians can live in homes that can reach and maintain healthy indoor air temperatures
- Securing an agreement from the City of Exeter to extend safe drinking water to neighboring Tooleville
- Successfully advocating for the state to reject Riverside County’s inequitable and inadequate housing plan
Your Support Can Help Us Achieve Even Greater Success in 2023!
In 2023 we will celebrate 10 years of advocacy, of co-powerment, and of taking on some of the hardest battles to further justice and equality in Inland California. Over the course of these last 10 years we have built a foundation and proven our leadership across the state as formidable advocates. We will continue to eradicate the stark inequalities that hinder health and opportunity in the San Joaquin and Eastern Coachella Valleys and beyond, but we can’t do it without people like you. Our goal is to raise $100,000 before the end of the year so that we can continue to partner with and support community leaders in their pursuit of fairness, opportunity, and resilience.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership. Be as generous as you can be and support our work with a gift that reflects your commitment to helping us achieve our vision of one fair and just California.
We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season,
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability