by Nayamin Martinez It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2023 has already ended, but what has not ended are the needs and challenges faced by disadvantaged communities. Which are these communities and why are they called that? What are the challenges, but also the opportunities for these communities? While I am not […]
Author: Liliana Becerril
Pesticide Use in the San Joaquin Valley: Our “right to know” when pesticides are applied
by Nayamin Martinez On November 10th, in a small northern Tulare County town known as Orosi, over a hundred residents from various counties across the San Joaquin Valley gathered to raised their voices and demanded to the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) the right to know full transparency of when pesticides are applied or used. […]
Setback zones from oil and gas were approved. A victory for EJ communities!
by Cesar Aguirre and Nayamin Martinez As Mexicans, we have always celebrated September 16 because it is Mexican’s Independence Day. But September 16, 2022, has a new meaning for us and for other 3 million residents in California. Why? Because Governor Newsom signed into law SB 1137 a bill that will mandate a 3,200-foot setback […]