Welcome to Climate Justice Chicago!
Our on-going mission is to work with our families, coworkers, and neighbors to improve our environment and lives in Little Village and through out Chicago through democracy in action. We work for a real voice in building democracy, including if, how, when and where any development of our communities takes place, as the basis for environmental, economic and social justice. Our environment is where we live, work, study, play and pray. We work with, not against our Mother Earth and Nature to once again make our air healthy to breath, our water safe to drink, and to free our earth from poisons to grow healthy foods.
We believe democracy means giving time and space for every voice to be heard and counted in everyday matters, full participation in all types of decision-making that affects our lives, and determining the future of our neighborhood and city.
In order to stabilize the climate before billions of people around the world suffer the consequences, it is an imperative that carbon-trading schemes are stopped and real, democratically determined solutions are implemented.
We oppose any privatization of public resources, from public transit to education to health care to water. We firmly believe that privatization of the commons (what belongs to all of us) is a social justice issue. In response to growing interest among city officials in privatizing Chicago’s water system, LVEJO has launched a campaign to keep our water in public hands, and defend everyone’s right to safe, clean and affordable water.
Millions of people in and around Chicago depend on the city’s water system to meet basic needs. Please join us in claiming water as our common resource and ensuring that our water infrastructure remains under public control. Water is a right, not a commodity.