GreenLatinos Fights For Inclusion Of Electric Vehicles In Reconciliation with Politico Advertisement
Mon Sep 13 2021 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
GreenLatinos believes that everyone should reap the benefits of electric vehicles. The Latino community overwhelmingly benefits from the reduction in carbon pollution that comes from the increase in electric vehicle usage. We know that our communities suffer from climate degradation that is why we placed this advertisement in Politico.
Mark Magana, released the following statement in response to the placement of the advertisement.:
Congress is in the midst of negotiating a once in a lifetime intervention on climate, the Latino community cannot be left behind. We must have a robust investment in developing access to electric vehicles. This is critical to reducing carbon emissions and fighting the devastating effects of climate change on the Latino community.
Andrea Marpillero-Colomina also released the following statement in response to the placement in Politico.:
EVs have the potential to transform our transportation landscape. We need public investment that makes clean cars accessible for everyone on the road and moves the U.S. toward achieving energy and climate justice, by improving air quality and access for Latino and all communities disproportionately burdened by fossil fuel pollution.
Clean transportation infrastructure that is accessible offers vast potential to significantly improve health and well-being for all people, particularly Latino communities, who bear disproportionate burdens of tailpipe pollution and extreme climate events.
We know that developing paths to access electric cars and chargers is crucial to delivering clean air, cost savings, and a healthier climate to all communities, including Latino families, throughout the country. Learn more about our call to invest in equitable access to electric vehicles.
Learn more about our efforts to support important investments in EV infrastructure with organizations here.
If you're an individual and would like to sign onto the public letter, please click here.
GreenLatinos is an active comunidad of Latino/a/x leaders, emboldened by the power and wisdom of our culture, united to demand equity and dismantle racism, resourced to win our environmental, conservation, and climate justice battles, and driven to secure our political, economic, cultural, and environmental liberation.