February 13, 2019
GreenLatinos Applauds the Senate’s Leadership in Passing Historic Public Lands Package
Washington, D.C. --- GreenLatinos’ National Policy Director Jessica Loya releases the following statement in response to the bipartisan leadership demonstrated in yesterday’s passage of historic public lands package:
“The leadership shown by our Senators to reach across the aisle and work together demonstrates our nation’s commitment to telling a more complete story of America and improving access to the outdoors for all.
This historic package includes the protection of 1.6 million acres of wilderness across Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and California that will enable communities to better protect critical wildlife habitat, cultural historic and sacred sites, and further improve access to recreation and the outdoors.
Additionally, this package includes bills to create 4 new national monuments that would protect and tell the stories of American leaders like Medgar Evers, an African American civil rights activist and veteran who fought to protect and improve our beloved democracy for all.
Moreover, the Senate took a historic step in permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund ensuring that future generations will continue to receive the positive cultural, historic, economic, and health benefits that come from our national parks, battlefields, and local green spaces.
We strongly encourage the members of the House of Representatives to follow this leadership with action and move this historic public lands package forward, one step closer to law.”