Without a doubt, Latinos are reshaping the political landscape around environmental and conservation efforts. A clear example of this is last week’s designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Monument by President Obama – the result of a decade long effort that included many Latino voices to convince the President to take this step.
In the last couple of weeks, Latino Decisions and NCLR have released polls showing that the major reasons Latinos in states like Colorado (48%) and North Carolina (43%) are going to vote in November’s high-stakes elections, is because they want to “make my voice heard.”
Tomorrow at 5pm ET, I have invited a panel of experts from the League of Conservation Voters, HECHO, and Green Latinos will explore the growing voice of this community on green issues, and highlight conservation efforts led by Latinos all over the country.
My guests will be:
• Jennifer Allen, National Director of the Latino Outreach Program for the League of Conservation Voters
• Rod Torrez, Director of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and Outdoors (HECHO)
• Mark Magaña, President of GreenLatinos and LCV Board Member