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Just Transition in Transportation

For decades, local and statewide decisions about transportation investments have been made without regard to the pollution they create or its impacts on people’s health. That’s why we’re standing with frontline communities to call on legislators to create a Just Transition away from fossil fuels and transform transportation in Washington from a dirty engine of inequality to a catalyst for clean jobs, opportunity, and access.

Find out more, including our Transportation Bill of Rights, a new Highway Pollution Calculator, and how to take action where you live!

CLIMATE JUSTICE
CAN'T WAIT!

Front and Centered, Jill Mangaliman pairs up with their compadre Edgar Franks to host this climate conversation series, when we Crash #COP26!

Frontline Communities, Equity Centered

COMMUNITY REPORT ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

In Washington and across the country, a person’s race, even more than their income, is the most important factor that determines how their health is impacted by climate change and pollution. As highlighted by the frontline voices in our report, Community Report on Environmental Justice, environmental justice (EJ) can be achieved by directing the focus of state agencies to the communities most impacted. The findings of our community report, which helped inform the landmark Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act, offer a firsthand account of how human health is impacted by pollution and climate impacts, and how it can be improved by government focus. 

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VIRTUAL COMMUNITY BRIEFING

APRIL 9, 2021 – 1:00 PM

Our View from the Frontlines:
What are the Gaps Between
Policy and Practice During this Pandemic?
PART 3

Join the third of three conversations about how the pandemic has exacerbated the inequities of community health and wellbeing for frontline communities statewide.

Friday, April 9th at 1 PM

MORE INFORMATION HERE

Our view from the Frontlines:
What are the Gaps Between Policy and Practice
During this Pandemic?

We seek a Just Transition away from an extraction-based economy to one centered on ecological restoration, community resilience, and social equity, fueled by regenerative resources and cooperative work, governed by deep democracy, and a culture of caring and sacredness.

FrontLINE
IDEAS

Just Movement Community Report –
Transitioning Transportation in Washington State

Transportation makes up 40% of Washington GHG pollution and is a core contributor to the disproportionate impacts of pollution in Washington State, the most overburdened communities being disportionately communities of color. These impacts literally take years off our lives. Through Front and Centered statewide listening sessions and surveys, Washington’s communities of color named air quality and health, and increasing the quantity and quality of public transit as priorities for action.

Front and Centered
Action

Announcements

Crash #COP26!

Announcements

A People’s Transportation Package

Announcements

A Frontline Response to Afghan Refugee Resettlement

News

Supporting Afghan Refugees

2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

This year was a near breaking point for our frontline communities.

Front and Centered invites you to see, hear, and feel how we look back at 2020 with perspective, and look forward to 2021 with possibilities.

Thank you for all you do to keep the intersection of racial equity and environmental justice front and centered.

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FRONTLINE RESPONSE
FUND

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.

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