Past Victories:

  • I spearheaded the coalition to stop the expansion of Live Oak Landfill into southside neighborhoods, the largest environmental justice victories in Atlanta’s modern history. And when I was elected to State Senate, I ensured the state shut the landfill down completely.

Current Stance:

  • Economic justice is also environmental justice – and as Mayor, I’m committed to leading an Atlanta that is truly revolutionary and just.

  • Create a real program to move Atlanta to renewable energy use and do our part to fight climate change.

  • There is no reason that any child living in Atlanta should ever be unable to drink water from their faucet. Kids growing up in poorer neighborhoods shouldn’t have to deal with higher levels of asthma and exposure to toxic chemicals than kids who grow up in richer neighborhoods.

  • And it’s high time we address the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income communities, communities of color, and senior citizens. Other candidates in this race have expressed skepticism about the proven science of climate change, but I’m a firm believer in facts and I’m not willing to put my head in the sand and pretend like we’re not facing a challenge to move away from fossil fuels.

  • At a time when the Environmental Protection Agency is poised to dismantle the federal clean water rule; and weaken rules curbing vehicle emissions, toxic waste from power plants and methane leaks from oil and gas drilling operations, we can’t rely on the Trump administration to protect our environment or our health.

  • We need to do this at our local level and work together for the greater good for us all.