U.S. Representatives join GreenLatinos for State of the Environment: Latinos on the FrontLines Forum to Discuss Environmental and Conservation Issues Impacting U.S. Latino Communities

MEDIA ADVISORY:

September 06, 2018

 

CONTACT:

Amanda Aguirre, amandaaguirre@greenlatinos.org or 281-814-4627

U.S. Representatives join GreenLatinos for State of the Environment: Latinos on the FrontLines Forum to Discuss Environmental and Conservation Issues Impacting U.S. Latino Communities

Panelists will discuss issues impacting Latino communities, including the public health impacts from the Trump administration’s rollback of critical safeguards, cultural connections to the environment, and environmental activism.

Washington, DC -- On Thursday, September 6th at 6:00PM ET, GreenLatinos will host the “State of the Environment: Latinos on the Frontlines” forum, where they will be joined by U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Darren Soto (FL-09) and bring together local and national Latino leaders to discuss the most pressing environmental and conservation issues facing the Latino community.

The event will include two interactive panels covering several key issues impacting U.S. Latino communities, including the public health impacts of the Trump administration's plan to roll back back critical climate and health safeguards, such as America’s clean car standards, as well as the cultural connections Latinos have to the environment and conservation, and environmental activism related to public lands and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The forum is free and open to the public with advance RSVP. Spanish language interpretation will be available. For more details visit GreenLatinos’ Facebook event page.

 

WHAT: State of the Environment: Latinos on the FrontLines: a forum to discuss pressing environmental and conservation issues the U.S. Latino community faces

 

WHO: Local and national Latino leaders from environmental, conservation and Latino groups, including:

  • Congressman Raúl Grijalva, U.S. Representative for Arizona’s 3rd District
  • Congressman Jimmy Gomez, U.S. Representative for California’s 34th District
  • Congressman Darren Soto, U.S. Representative for Florida’s 9th District
  • Mark Magana, President & CEO, GreenLatinos
  • Angel Pena, Rio Bravo Conservation Director, Conservation Lands Foundation
  • Angelo Logan, Program Director, Moving Forward Network
  • Natalia Arias, Director of Programs – The CLEO Institute
  • Reynaldo Leon, Mayor of the City of Huron CA
  • Yvette Arello, Policy Research & Grassroots Advocate, T.E.J.A.S

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm ET

WHERE: Equality Center at Human Rights Campaign

1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20036

 

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ABOUT GREENLATINOS:

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.




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