The primary focus of the Regional Resilience Campaign is ensure equitable recovery for all. The development of strategy and engagement involves environmental justice issues surrounding public health, flooding, and climate change in coordination with CEER's 8-Point Plan.
The Regional Resilience Campaign (RRC), also investigates levels of accountability regarding resources and its availability to the community, capacity building for community organizations already doing the work, and community input on the decision-making process.
The regional resilience plan seeks to address:
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Public Utility Commission (PUC) are up for review? The Sunset Review Process is one of the best opportunities in a decade to make big changes so these agencies do their job.
The community members in CEER's network are reeling from environmental disasters. Hurricane Harvey, manufacturing plant disasters, and Winter Storm Uri force us to recover with already scarce resources. This is a reminder that disaster prone communities are resilient, yet we have to do this together or the region will still be at risk. #ForOurCommunities
Ashley Alston's home was severely damaged during 2021 Winter Storm Uri. Her road to recovery has been slow, costly, and was completely avoidable.
Ashley found her trip to the capitol very informative in awakening. She was able to meet with her Rep and discuss some of her concerns in Fort Bend County, but due to this session being in progress her time with her Rep. was cut short before she can discuss racial inequalities in her community. this led to her reaching out to her up after returning home from the capitol to set up another meeting with her Rep. to continue those conversations. her trip to the capitol made her realize bet her Rep. is assessable to her and is willing to listen to her community concerns. #FixtheGrid #ForOurCommunities
Mrs. Mallet moved away from her hometown and returned to preserve and protect the community she loves. She discusses the important factors necessary for resilience, including collaboration, accountability and education.
Ms. Williams is relatively new in community organizing. Her trip to the capitol really put in perspective the training she was attending leading to the trip. She was able to meet her local State Rep. talk to him about community concerns. in conversations with her Rep. she found that all letters that are sent into his office are read by himself or a staff member and are taken into consideration before making decisions. returning from her trip Ms. William began relaying to the community what she learned and trying to get them to start writing letters with her to send to their Rep.
Ms. Young was very energized and motivated after her trip to the Capitol quitting that it was “life-changing.” After Ms. Young returned back from the Capitol she continued to track the bills for the remainder of the session.
Ms. Young looks forward to returning to the 88th Leg. session and want to keep in contact with state Rep. to ensure that they are to communicating bills that plan to present in front of the legislation, inform the community on bills they are voting on in the ledge session and get community feedback before they make decisions.
Take a step into the the impacted Vietnamese community, which often goes unheard due to language barriers. CEER and team members took the time with a CEER Vietnamese community leader to take a tour to show how the Vietnamese community has been impacted by hurricane Harvey and storm Uri!
The CEER team ventured into the town of Arlington in Brazoria County to meet with another community leader to get an insight to the affects of storm Uri among other impacting varibles such as air quality and pollutions
Our work is as complex as the communities who drive it. There is a lot to learn, consider, and take action on. CEER is committed to creating a safe, welcoming space for you to participate in our 8 Point Plan. Take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us and our strategy.