FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 8, 2018
Contact: Amanda Aguirre, firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-814-4627
GreenLatinos Statement on Bipartisan Budget Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the bipartisan budget bill currently under consideration in Congress, Mark Magaña, GreenLatinos Founding President & CEO, issued the following statement:
“GreenLatinos believes that the current budget proposal’s failure to provide protections for DREAMers while providing huge tax breaks for corporate pollution industries is unacceptable. While Congress has taken positive steps in providing a bipartisan bill that includes much needed funding for disaster relief and CHIP, this bill does not go far enough to protect families and keep them together.
It is morally wrong to continue to leave 1.8 million DREAMers in this position of uncertainty just weeks before DACA expires on March 5. GreenLatinos will remain unwavering in its support of DREAMers and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas, and California who have been affected by disasters.
It is unnecessary and unacceptable to be put in a position where our elected Congress does not support all of our communities when they need it the most. We urge Congress to hold true to our American values and urgently find a budget solution that keeps families together and safeguards the health and safety of all families and communities. They can’t afford to wait any longer.
GreenLatinos is a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States. GreenLatinos provides an inclusive table at which its members establish collaborative partnerships and networks to improve the environment; protect and promote conservation of land and other natural resources; amplify the voices of minority, low-income and tribal communities; and train, mentor, and promote the current and future generations of Latino environmental leaders for the benefit of the Latino community and beyond. GreenLatinos develops and advocates for policies and programs to advance this mission. For more information, visit www.greenlatinos.org.