CJA is a collaborative of more than 35 community-based and movement support organizations uniting frontline communities. CJA is forging a scalable, and socio-economically just transition away from unsustainable energy towards local living economies to address the root causes of climate change.
It is rooted in Indigenous, African American, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander and working-class white communities throughout the US Through the Our Power Campaign – Communities United for a Just Transition, the CJA is applying the power of deep grassroots organizing to win local, regional, statewide and national shifts. These communities comprise more than 100 million people, often living near toxic, climate polluting energy infrastructure or other facilities. As racially oppressed and/or economically marginalized groups, these communities have suffered disproportionately from the impacts of pollution and the ecological crisis, and share deep histories of struggle in every arena, including organizing, mass direct action, electoral work, cultural revival and policy advocacy.
Grassroots International is honored and proud to be a member of the CJA. We focus our work within the CJA on:
- Building connections between US climate justice efforts with the struggles and lessons of our Global South partners taking leadership for climate justice around the world; and
- Working with CJA members to strengthen the ways the campaign links climate justice with food sovereignty, rights to land, territory and water.
Please check out the CJA website for updates and information on how you can get involved!