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Latinos Can’t Afford to Wait on Climate Action, Governor McAuliffe Takes Step Forward
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Latinos Can’t Afford to Wait on Climate Action, Governor McAuliffe Takes Step Forward

RICHMOND (June 28, 2016) – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the state Secretary of Natural Resources will lead a state plan to reduce carbon pollution and increase clean energy.

As leaders of the undersigned Latino organizations and concerned communities we welcome Governor McAuliffe's move to make addressing climate action a top priority because it's a major issue impacting our community. Many areas in the state are already being affected by rising sea levels and harmful air pollution.

The governor now has a great opportunity to lead Virginia to reduce dangerous carbon pollution and increase clean energy, particularly wind and solar power, which will bring in new good-paying jobs for the Latino community and many Virginians. Voces Verdes and its leaders are excited to help pave the new way forward to a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous Virginia.

Adrianna Quintero, President and Founder of Voces Verdes

J. Walter Tejada, President of the Virginia Latino Leaders Council (VLLC)

Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, Chair of Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)

Joseph Sanchez, Partner & COO; SolarFour

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