"As a Black woman born and raised in the South, at the time of birth, I was already more susceptible to chronic illnesses such as respiratory and reproductive health issues. Now in adulthood, challenges such as carbon pollution still negatively impact me as a life-long asthma sufferer. This unfortunately isn’t an anomaly—this is the story of way too many Black, Latinx and Indigenous people across our country. In order to truly tackle the climate crisis and fully address environmental justice, it is critical for our elected officials and government agencies to prioritize addressing carbon pollution by establishing strict laws, rules and guidelines to protect public health and to save lives."

LaTricea Adams, President, Black Millennials for Flint, Tennessee