At The Miami Climate Alliance, we are uniquely positioned to translate climate injustice into systemic change. We act as a bridge, connecting like-minded organizations that might otherwise work in isolation.
As a local hub for climate justice, we help members identify intersectional issues, work in coordination with other local organizations, and connect with resources in order to build collective power. We also identify opportunities to advocate collectively and organize diverse voices to speak in unison on topics of importance to all.
Our equity-driven agenda intersects with many public policy issues affecting our frontline communities, including affordable housing, mass transit, emergency preparedness and disaster response, food security, extreme heat, tropical diseases, sunny day flooding, saltwater intrusion, and ICE Detainer/Sanctuary Cities policies. In fact, at the FY 2017-18 County budget hearings, dozens of MCA members advocated for issues beyond climate action, including speaking against proposed cuts to public transportation and in favor of additional funding for affordable/green housing – both of which were achieved.