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From the Fields to Congress: Latinos Are Environmental Champions

01 Apr 2015  |   Jennifer Allen

Tags: House, Latinos, Senate, Toxics, Environmental Champions, Climate Change, Environmental Justice

Jennifer Allen, LCV's National Director of the Latino Outreach Program, wrote a new blog on Huffington Post Latino Voices to honor Cesar Chavez's birthday and highlight his legacy in Latino members of Congress:

As we celebrate Cesar Chavez Day on March 31st, it's important to honor the legacy of this farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who lived by the mantra of ¡Si Se Puede!

Many of the gains made by the farmworker movement, particularly those aimed at protecting our health, were steadily attacked in the U.S. Congress last year. But a recent analysis by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) shows that the vast majority of the Latino members of Congress are standing up for our communities' health and future.

Click here to read Jennifer's entire blog on Huffington Post.

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