Chispa Statement on Green New Deal Resolution

Contact: Pita Juarez, 602-413-4421, pjuarez@lcv.org

Washington D.C.- Following the introduction of the joint resolutions on the Green New Deal, Chispa National Director Fernando Cazares issued the following statement:

 

“Chispa applauds the leadership of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey to address climate change with today’s introduction of the Green New Deal. Communities of color are among the strongest supporters of climate action and environmental protection. Latinos, communities of color and low-income families feel the direct impacts of extreme weather, worsened air pollution, and deadlier hurricanes such as Maria and Harvey that devastate our homes, communities, and livelihoods. We hope the Green New Deal continues to draw strong support among Congress and can provide much needed protection for communities who are the first and worst impacted by dirty power plants. It’s urgent to take action on climate change and to develop a clean energy economy that is equitable, sustainable and prosperous for everyone.”

 

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