December 7, 2016
This week, two Women’s Voices for the Earth Board Members and one Member Emeritus joined a national coalition of environmental leaders in calling on President-elect Trump to renounce hate. Specifically, they called on Mr. Trump to rescind the appointment of his choice for Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, and to withdraw his nomination of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General in order to “signify his move to represent all equally and protect the rights of all people.”
As stated in the letter, “[t]he environmental movement is, at its heart, about protecting the home we all share, not just for ourselves but for the generations to come. There is a place for everyone in that home. But there is not a place for hate. We have witnessed with alarm the rapid, abhorrent and dangerous rise in racist and violent acts in communities across the nation in the wake of the election, and we condemn the language and actions during and since the election that have fostered or encouraged those acts.”
Women’s Voices for the Earth stands in solidarity with all people affected by the harms of toxic chemicals in our environment and pledges to uphold the rights of everyone and stand against hate.