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-Harriet Tubman

#BlackLivesMatter
WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH #BLACKLIVESMATTER
AND TO HONOR THE LIVES OF GEORGE FLOYD, AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TAYLOR, RAYSHARD BROOKS
"There is absolutely a connection between environmental and racial injustices...This is a movement and America needs to care about what it means to have communities and a sense of community. Blacks and poor people in general suffer more than anyone else with health conditions resulting from pollutants contaminating our air, soil, and water..."

- Pastor Herbert Carey, Kent WA
Community Development & Outreach Service Ministries
"Some of the conversations we've been having in our community is that there's already disparities in our communities - in health, criminal justice, environmental justice, economic opportunity, the pandemic and police brutality - we lead the markers in the number of cases and impacts. Knowing this, in this moment, makes us feel like our lives are not sacred. We have reached a tipping point on the total destruction of Black lives..."

- Ophelia Noble, Executive Director,
The Noble Foundation, Vancouver, WA
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FRONTLINE RESPONSE FUND

Front and Centered, a coalition of over 60 grassroots organizations based in and led by communities of color, has created a Frontline Response Fund to provide immediate and direct assistance for our grantees working to respond to the crisis throughout Washington State due to the financial, social and health impacts of COVID-19 and wildfires.

WE THANK YOU!

See how your dollars are empowering local Washington organizations.

Our Purpose

Front and Centered (formerly Communities of Color for Climate Justice) is a statewide coalition of organizations and groups rooted in communities of color and people with lower incomes; we’re on the frontlines of economic and environmental change. As thought leaders and organizers we build our agenda and strength with our grassroots community. Together we build power and capacity for a Just Transition that centers equity and is led by people of color.

Voices

Environmental Justice

Clean Air, Clean Water,
Healthy Communities

Communities of color are coming together to develop solutions to climate and environmental disparities

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Principles for Climate Justice

– Acknowledge that past policies and decisions maintain a system of injustice –
– Follow the leadership, knowledge and expertise of communities disproportionately impacted –
– Use racial and economic analysis to drive decisions –
– Use targeted strategies that create benefits for all –
– Create net environmental and economic benefits for communities of color and people with lower incomes –

Our Members

OneAmerica

21 Progress
Africatown
Alliance for a Just Society
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Asian Pacific Island Coalition Yakima Valley Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Engagement
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Pierce County
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Snohomish County Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition South Puget Sound Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Spokane Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition King County Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition statewide organization
Casa Latina
Bayan USA PNW
Casa Latina
Central District Arts Forum
Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia
Centro Latino Children’s Alliance
Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees, and Communities of Color

Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
Community Alliance for Global Justice
Community to Community
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / TAG
El Centro de la Raza
El Comité de Derechos Humanos de Forks
Entre Hermanos
Environmental Professionals of Color – Seattle
FEEST Seattle
Filipino American Political Action Group of Washington
Got Green
Hilltop Urban Gardens
InterIm CDA
Japanese American Citizens League Seattle
Khalsa Gurmat Center
Latino Community Fund
LELO
Loving Kindness Meditation Center – Tu Tam Temple
Mother Africa
Multicultural Self Sufficiency Movement
Na’ah Illahee Fund
NAACP – Seattle King County Chapter

NAACP – Tacoma Chapter
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum- Seattle Chapter
Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Noble Foundation
Nonprofit Assistance Center
OneAmerica
Organization of Chinese Americans
Progreso: Latino Progress
Puget Sound Sage
Rajana Society
Refugee & Immigrant Services NW
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
Southwest WA LULAC Council 47013
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Tigrai Community
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Urban League, Tacoma
Washington CAN!
Washington State Budget & Policy Center
Women of Color Speak Out
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience