Social Justice

At WCC we believe environmental, economic and social justice are connected, which is why we focus on campaigns that promote equity and the physical and economic of health of people as we fight to protect the environment that makes the Western Slope such a special place to live.

As John Muir said, “when we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything in the universe.”

Good jobs and healthy communities are embedded in our campaigns around mining, clean energy and agriculture, but we also do work that focuses specifically on building just communities. We know that economic and social stability are keys to a healthy environment.

Our Campaigns

A Community Center for Grand Junction

The Problem: Grand Junction has a shortage of community spaces, especially for kids, seniors and families.

The Solution: a publicly funded and affordable community center where families can play and grow together, community groups can work together and we can strengthen the social bonds that make Grand Junction feel like home. Learn more…

Living Wage

WCC is considering active support for a statewide measure to raise the minimum wage in 2016. We’ll make a final decision once the details of the measure are final, but in September our membership passed a resolution in favor of a living wage for all workers in Colorado. Learn more…