Gil Cisneros is an advocate for communities and the environment in California, where he serves as Secretary of the Latino Donor Collaborative.
Cisneros is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as an officer and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He is an advocate for education who co-founded a foundation that is committed to public schools and providing access to college education for veterans and served on the advisory board for Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative. He is an outspoken critic against the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
As a representative, Cisneros will work to combat climate change and advocate for clean energy. He will fight to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and to reduce carbon emissions. He will also be a champion for public lands.
Cisneros joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of retiring Representative Ed Royce, who earned a 11% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In his own words:
“We have made great progress in fighting climate change, but that progress is under attack by the President and his administration. In Congress, I will protect California’s coastline from offshore drilling and will hold the Trump administration accountable when it tries to undermine environmental and public land protections. We must work to preserve and protect a clean future for our children and grandchildren.”
LCVAF Press Release.