Monday, November 11, 2019

Guest Blogger: Alvaro Sanchez “California’s Smart Climate Policies Help Latinos”

Something amazing is starting in California. It’s changing Latino lives for the better all over our state, and could set a precedent for the rest of the nation. Leticia and Gerardo Ramirez live in Madera, a small town in California’s Central Valley – a corner of the state where the economy still struggles, untouched by […]

Guest Blogger: Olga Torres “Fight climate change; boost the Virginia economy”

Ask Virginians to rank their highest priorities, and “jobs” will always be at or near the top of the list. As we near the warmer tourist season, jobs are at the top of the list for both employers and job seekers, especially here in the Hampton Roads market. That certainly was the case last weekend […]

Comentarios From Maria: Listen Up GOP-Climate Change is a priority for Latinos

A few weeks ago, we heard the president’s State of the Union Address where he stated that there is no greater challenge or threat facing future generations than climate change. Without question, this message resonated deeply with the Latino community because conservation and respect for the environment are fundamental parts of our histories and cultures. […]

Climate change emerging as hot, personal topic for Latinos

Last month, the New York Times – in partnership with Stanford University and Resources for the Future, an environmental research group– conducted a poll that found Latinos are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to view global warming as a problem that affects them personally, and that they are more likely to support policies aimed at […]

First Lady invites DREAMer as guest to State of the Union

Last night’s State of the Union address featured a narrative centered on tax reform, trade, national security, climate change and, of course, immigration reform. To drive home President Obama’s many talking points, the First Lady invited Ana Zamora, a Texas college student and DREAMer, to join her as a guest for the event. “My parents […]

Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20”

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in early December to hammer out an agreement on climate change policy at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties. Too often environmentalists go home disappointed after watching the assembly fall short of its mandate to prevent catastrophic climate change. This year, a fresh urgency […]

Guest Blogger: Former Gov. Bill Richardson “Clean Power Plan a Win All-Around”

Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever limits on the nation’s biggest source of heat-trapping gases that are driving climate change, the carbon pollution pouring into the air from fossil fuel power plants. This is the most important step we can take to ensure healthy, productive lives for our children […]

Reps. Ben Ray Lujan and Linda Sanchez Tapped for Top Leadership Positions

Reps. Ben Ray Lujan (D – NM) and Linda Sanchez (D- CA) were recently appointed to top leadership positions within the Democratic Party. On Monday, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, nominated Lujan to serve as the next chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Yesterday, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) elected Sanchez […]

Comentarios from Maria: Yes, There is Good News to Report

It felt as though this summer was filled with nothing but bad news. The situation in the Middle East has deteriorated, the Ebola virus outbreak threatens to turn into a new pandemic, but despite all of this, we should take a moment to remember all of the strides that have been made in favor of […]

Fernando Cazares “Week Of Latino Action For Climate Action”

The past week and a half has been an exciting whirlwind of Latino engagement in support of climate action. Two Sundays ago, alongside thousands of other Latinos, I had the chance to participate in the People’s Climate March in New York along with 400,000 people from every corner of our nation, calling on the leaders of over […]