We must continue to demand stronger protection for our environment and natural resources. We must work together to protect our most precious resource, our children.
Meet Kerene N. Tayloe Esq, Policy Director at Green for All.
Kerene N. Tayloe Esq. is a social justice advocate who has worked tirelessly in the area of Environmental Justice, Civil Rights, and voter protection. Kerene is driven by the desire to ensure that the needs of communities of color are not overlooked. She has worked in many political arenas but is most proud of helping to elect New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the first African American to represent the city of Yonkers in the State Senate and the first woman in New York State history to lead a conference in Albany, NY.
Kerene comes to Green For All from WE ACT for Environmental Justice and where she coordinated the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change. Before that she was a legal fellow engaging in voting rights initiatives at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She is a fitness enthusiast, a practicing yogi, and a burgeoning comedian.
On the importance of communities of color understanding what is happening as it relates to the environment
As we celebrate Earth Day, we must demand that our voices are not left out! We must work everyday to protect our environment. Our environment is where we work, live, pray and play. Unfortunately, African American and Latino communities are burdened with dirty air, undrinkable water, and live in close proximity to facilities that contribute to our high rates of asthma and other preventable conditions. From the Clean Car Standard, the Clean Power Plan, and weakening protections for our water and air, we are witnessing how this current EPA under the disastrous leadership of Scott Pruitt is determined to put corporate interest above the health and welfare of our most vulnerable. We must continueto demand stronger protection for our environment and natural resources. We must work together to protect our most precious resource, our children.
This campaign is sponsored by the Clean Water for All Campaign.