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WE ACT for Environmental Justice

LOCATION: New York, NY, U.S.A.

ORGANIZATION TYPE: Non-for-profit advocacy

FOCUS AREA: Environment / Land Use, Food security / Nutrition, Housing / Neighborhoods, Jobs & Work, Public Health, Public Policy, Race / Ethnicity, Transportation

HEALTH EQUITY INITIATIVES: WE ACT for Environmental Justice (West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.) is a non-profit, community-based, environmental justice organization dedicated to building community power to fight environmental racism and improve environmental health, protection and policy in communities of color. WE ACT accomplishes this mission through community organizing, education and training, advocacy and research, and public policy development.

As a result of our ongoing work to educate and mobilize our base -- the more than 630,000 residents of Northern Manhattan -- on environmental issues affecting their quality of life, WE ACT has become a leader in the nationwide movement for environmental justice, influencing the creation of federal, state and local policies affecting the environment.

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Ogonnaya Dotson Newman
Environmental Health and Community-Based Research Coordinator

WE ACT for Environmental Justice
271 W. 125th Street, Suite 308
New York, NY 10027

Phone number: 212-961-1000