MOVING FROM GASOLINE TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES ADVANCES ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND EQUITYJune 26, 2020
July 2020 Gasoline Phaseout NewsJuly 31, 2020
Racial Justice Everywhere
The murder of George Floyd spotlights massive injustices in American society, and is motivating millions of Americans to reexamine race, policing, and injustice. Coltura stands in solidarity with those working to dismantle the systems of oppression and racism that have burdened black and brown people for centuries. Meanwhile, the economic divide widens, and the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, with disproportionate impacts on people of color.
We can and must move society forward on many fronts at the same time. The movement for justice, peace, and health for all is ultimately one movement, and Coltura is working to advance these goals in our focus area—the transition off gasoline. Pollution from gasoline and diesel use disproportionately affects people of color, and increases susceptibility to coronavirus and other illnesses. Climate change, of which gasoline is the biggest cause, harms people of color first and worst. Coltura is dedicated to addressing this injustice, and will continue building a large, diverse, and multi-racial movement to advance solutions.
In the words Martin Luther King penned from the Birmingham Jail, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”