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Sacramento, CA – California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
Statement from Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, EnviroVoters:
“Let’s be clear about what’s happening right now. The Supreme Court’s opinion on Roe v. Wade is part of a well-thought-out plan to undermine our democracy and retrograde rights, especially for the most vulnerable people in our country.
First, they went after voting rights. Then gun safety. Now, they are taking away access to safe abortions. This is a clear indication that the Court will go after other rights like LGBTQIA+ rights as well.
The agenda of the conservative activist Supreme Court is clearly interpreting the constitution for the benefit of the rightwing extremist elite, and to hurt BIPOC and low-income communities and groups. This agenda is also at the root of what has caused and exacerbated our climate crisis.
It’s going to be up to all of us to stand up and fight back against these human rights violations. The leadership of activists, advocates, and our elected officials will be essential. California can and must lead the way.”
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About California Environmental Voters
California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at www.envirovoters.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.