Nov 29, 2022
WASHINGTON - Yesterday, one of the leading environmental justice champions in Congress, Rep. A Donald McEachin, passed away after a long brave battle with cancer.
Today, GreenLatinos mourns his loss and uplifts his memory via the following statement from GreenLatinos Founding President and CEO Mark Magaña:
“GreenLatinos is heartbroken over the loss of Rep. A Donald McEachin. The Congressman was an extraordinary champion for environmental justice issues, speaking up for frontline communities who face the disproportionate burden of the climate crisis. He did all of this with boundless energy despite his underlying health issues.
As a co-sponsor of the Environmental Justice For All Act, his passionate dedication to equity, justice, and environmental liberation embodied the values of our organization. His unabashed commitment to frontline communities represented the communities where our members live. His dedication to fighting climate injustice is a remarkable legacy that will never be forgotten by those living through the burdens of climate crises daily.
As we continue our work, we honor his spirit and dedication to the frontline communities he passionately advocated for. His commitment and unwavering leadership will continue to live via the work of our organization.
GreenLatinos extends its deepest condolences to Rep. McEachin’s wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. His gentle kindness will be missed.”
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.
GreenLatinos es una comunidad activa de líderes latinos/a/x, envalentonados por el poder y la sabiduría de nuestra cultura, unidos para exigir equidad y desmantelar el racismo, con recursos para ganar nuestras batallas ambientales, de conservación y de justicia climática, y impulsados a asegurar nuestra liberación política, económica, cultural y ambiental.