LULAC joins Voces Verdes to demonstrate Latino community support for action on climate change
Washington, D.C. –The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country, announced today that it is joining Voces Verdes a coalition of Latino businesses and individuals that supports strong climate and clean energy legislation.
“LULAC includes diverse Latino voices from across the political, geographical, economic and vocational spectrum, and we feel it’s important to demonstrate that addressing climate change and the opportunities of a green economy are a priority issue for Latinos,” said Brent Wilkes, LULAC’s National Executive Director.
The threat of global warming affects all Americans, but Latino communities in particular are subject to the negative impacts of environmental degradation that impacts health, natural resources and the economy. It is vital, therefore, that there are opportunities for Latinos in implementing climate and energy solutions and Voces Verdes provides a platform for Latinos across the country to engage on climate change issues and support strong clean energy legislation that benefits everyone.
“One of our main goals since our inception as an organization has been to increase economic opportunities for Latinos. Strong climate and energy legislation that creates jobs, improves health and provides for economic advancement for Latinos is vital to our community,” said Wilkes. “We feel it is important for legislators to know that Latinos are supportive of this legislation.”
Voces Verdes and its members will continue to serve as a platform to activate Latinos across the country in support of strong clean energy and climate legislation. As support grows among Latinos, Voces Verdes will in turn deliver those Latino voices to legislators. Visit us at www.vocesverdes.com.