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Marquita Bradshaw on Environment

 

 


Grew up near Superfund Site, can't afford to be sick

My childhood South Memphis community is within walking distance of a National Priority List Superfund Site. The pollution contaminates the air, soil, surface water, groundwater, and aquifers still today. The chemicals are mutagenic in the decommissioned military landfill. The chemicals in the landfill are very effective in inducing sickness and killing of plants and people. As a black woman, I can't afford to be sick and don't have time to be tired because lives are at stake.
Source: Sierra Club 2020 Tennessee Senate endorsement , Jun 19, 2020

I'm an environmental justice activist at my core

Bradshaw, a board member of the Tennessee chapter of the Sierra Club, was previously an organizer with the American Federation of Government Employees, the AFL-CIO and the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, among other groups. "Because I'm an environmental justice activist at my core, I want to make sure that policies ensure that people have healthy and safe places to live, learn, work, worship and recreate," Bradshaw tells the Scene. "We need all of those to be a whole individual."
Source: Nashville Scene on 2020 Tennessee Senate race , Oct 3, 2019

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