The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark civil rights and U.S. Labor Law that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, and racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.
The Civil Rights Act was signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964.
Environmental Justice (EJ)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines Environmental Justice (EJ) as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. EPA has this goal for all communities and persons across the Nation. It will be achieved when everyone enjoys access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.