The Environmental Health and Justice Campaign

Join the movement to use your voice for social and environmental justice in our communities.

 

We are the Margin of Victory

EHJC educates, organizes and advocates for candidates, policies and initiatives that protect public health, the environment and that promote social and environmental justice.

 

2016 - A Year of Victory

In 2016, every ballot measure EHJC endorsed went our way - including the election of District 9 City Councilmember Georgette Gomez. Thank you for using your voice to bring our communities one step closer to #healthyhoods.

About Us

Environmental Health & Justice Campaign is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit organization. EHJC empowers low-income communities of color to build power by increasing voter turnout through effective civic engagement campaigns. EHJC educates, organizes and advocates for candidates, policies and initiatives that protect public health, the environment and that promote social and environmental justice.

Contact us at 619-474-0220 for more information.

Candidate Endorsements

Alejandra Sotelo-Solis for Mayor of National City

As a lifelong National City resident who was elected to the National City Council in 2008 and currently serves her third term, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis has been a vocal advocate for California to adopt a bill that requires every city general plan to have an environmental justice element.

Her leadership was instrumental in the passage and implementation of the Westside Specific Plan to correct decades of incompatible land use, restore the residential and commercial character and reduce pollution in National City.

Click here to learn more about Alejandra.

Mona Rios for National City Councilmember

Mona Rios is a fourth-generation National City resident who was elected to the National City Council in 2010.

In 2017, Rios became a vocal advocate for AB 805 to lay the groundwork for the growth of equitable transportation systems in transit-dependent communities, including National City.

In early 2018, she was elected as vice chair of the Metropolitan Transit System. EHJC applauds Rios for dedicating herself to making National City a place that families and businesses are proud to call home.

Jose Rodriguez for National City Councilmember

With a long background in advocating and organizing for social and economic justice in National City, Jose Rodriguez has earned the support of EHJC.

EHJC recognizes his commitment to reducing incompatible land use to protect health of residents and workers, increasing neighborhood green space, promoting sustainable construction practices and advancing affordable transportation — citing his opposition to the 2016 ballot Measure A that would have led to the expansion of the I-5 and I-805 freeways.

Rodriguez attributes his commitment to bringing justice to working families to the hard work of his parents who immigrated from Mexico.

Click here to learn more about Jose.

Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor

Nathan Fletcher is a City Heights resident that has a proven record of getting things done and making a difference in people’s lives.

As an Assemblyman, Fletcher was known as one of California’s most effective legislators, passing more than 30 laws to expand healthcare coverage, protect homeowners during the foreclosure crisis, strengthen public safety and increase support services for veterans and the homeless.

A Professor of Practice in Political Science, he is a Director of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans, and serves on the board of the Headstrong Project. EHJC recognizes his leadership and commitment to delivering real results for working people and achieving environmental justice.

Click here to learn more about Nathan.

Yes on W! (National City)

Rent Control for National City – let’s keep families in their homes

Yes on D! (San Diego County)

Assures elections are decided in November, when more voters participate

Yes on 1! (Statewide)

Housing and stability for Californians in need

No on 5! (Statewide)

Don’t rob our schools and communities

No on 6! (Statewide)

Maintain funding for public transit and road repairs

Yes on 10! (Statewide)

Cities should make their own decisions on rent control, without state interference

Yes on YY! (San Diego Unified School District)

Funding for school repairs, student safety and protecting students from lead poisoning

EHJC is a proud member of the California Environmental Justice Action Fund. Click here for information on statewide environmental justice propositions.

Voter Information

Use your voice and your vote in elections to support candidates and policies that will help us work to improve our quality of life. Here are some helpful resources for voters.

Register to vote by following this link:

Voter Registration

When you get ready to head to the polls, here are a few tips to make your day successful:

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1. Register to vote and check which political party you’re registered with.

2. Read up on candidates and ballot measures.

3. Know your polling location. If you don’t know your polling location, visit the San Diego County Registrar of Voters to find out where you vote. Plan accordingly to make sure you have enough time to complete your ballot.

4. Secure a babysitter or take shifts with other parents so everyone can take the time to vote.

5. Know your voting rights. For instance, if you are not on the list of registered voters or someone asks for your ID, you have options. Before you go, read the rights every voter has in California.

6. You can take a sample ballot or a list of candidates with you to the polling locations. You can even bring in an endorsement list, just as long as that item you have does not contain any campaign advertisements.

7. If you need help voting, you are allowed to have a family member, a friend or caregiver in the booth to assist you.

8. If you are unsure about something on your ballot, ask for assistance from an election official. Do not be embarrassed to ask for help.

9. Don’t feel rushed. Take your time when you enter the voting booth.

10. Be prepared to stand in line. There is a good chance you will be standing in line at some polling locations in order to vote.

Remember, you can always contact EHJC if you have any questions by calling (619) 474-0220 or emailing Franco for more information. Make sure you get out to vote and encourage your neighbors to do the same.