CLCV Ed Fund polls and educates Californians about environmental priorities and conservation measures. Asian Americans are California's fastest growing ethnic group. Recent CLCV polling has demonstrated that Asian Americans are strongly supportive of initiatives to protect the environment, yet policymakers and NGOs have largely ignored the group. The CLCV Ed Fund thus created the Asian Pacific Islander Environmental Council, whose immediate goal is to educate Asian-American NGO leaders about environmental policy issues of vital importance to Asian Americans, and build the number of Asian American organizations actively protecting the state's air, land, and water. Global warming is likely to emerge as a key issue for engagement. This grant would further Hewlett's efforts to broaden the base of support for the range of stakeholders that support reducing air pollution and addressing climate change. CLCV Ed Fund is of California's most credible and respected environmental organizations. (New, $50,000/1; 31% of project budget)
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Grants to this Grantee
for building civic engagement in environmentally impacted communities
The California League of Conservation Voters will conduct a program to covert Asian Pacific Island (API) voters to permanent absentee (vote by mail) voters in several highly polluted neighborhoods in LA County, and partner with a local API organization on outreach and subsequent civic engagement efforts. Their goal is to build electoral power and public policy changes in environmentally impacted API communities by increasing the civic participation of APIs to ultimately increase environmental protections and improve public health.
for general operating support
This general operating support grant for the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund will support the ability of this nonprofit organization to educate, engage, and empower community members across California to protect their air, water, and other environmental values.