2019-11-08 13:34:32

Why Black Lawmakers Organized an Environmental Justice Forum

The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice takes place tonight in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where six presidential candidates will take to the stage at South Carolina State University.

African-American communities and people of color on the frontlines in South Carolina have been fighting for justice in the face of extreme environmental racism for years.

Democracy Now! hosts a roundtable with local leaders and environmental justice advocates to talk about the significance of the event, the issues their communities face and the 2020 candidates’ platforms on environmental justice.

Gilda Cobb-Hunter, president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, and Melanie Campbell, president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, join DN at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Amy Goodman Democracy Now! Free Speech TV Gilda Cobb-Hunter Melanie Campbell Orangeburg South Carolina South Carolina State University

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