At Voces, partnerships like the ones we share with you, are deeply valued and fundamental to building a brighter future and achieving our mutual vision and goals. We thank each of YOU for your tireless commitment and continued engagement.
As we welcome a fresh new year, we took a moment to look back and reflect on our accomplishments in 2014. None would be possible without your dedication and commitment to environmental justice.
Additionally, we congratulate all the incoming Hispanic members of the 114th Congress, along with the newest members of our Voces friends and family including former Mayor of Miami Manny Diaz, former Governor of New Mexico and past Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, and current Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti.
We look forward to working with you all as we continue to fight for climate action and clean energy in 2015.
-Adrianna, Pam, Fernando, Analisa and Hannah
VOCES SHOWS LATINO SUPPORT FOR FIRST EVER LIMITS TO CARBON POLLUTION
- In 2014, we released polling that again made it clear that overwhelming support exists among Latinos in the United States for the EPA taking action against climate change.
- Voces members and allies mobilized to submit comments and testify at the various EPA hearings on the proposed standard to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
“We trust our state and federal government agencies to exercise their authority and duty to protect us from the effects of pollution from fossil fuels and climate change it causes.”
-NRDC/VV Fellow Fernando Cazares
- An impressive 25 Latino organizations also added their support in a strong letter to EPA expressing support for the new limits on industrial carbon pollution from new power plants and existing plants.
- Voces visits Washington - Latinos care about climate and Voces members made sure that Washington knew it. Joined by former Mayor of Miami, Manny Diaz, the Voces board gathered in Washington, DC for visits to Capitol Hill and a day of strategizing on climate. Mayor Diaz inspired the group with his discussion about the critical role that local leaders play in solving climate change.
VOCES IN ACTION
- “Green Latino” panel discussion in front of a live audience on the environmental impacts of Latino communities and how Hispanic voices impacts energy politics in the 2014 elections and beyond.
- Panel discussion on Latinos and the Environment: Culture, Heritage and Conservation.
- Over 400,000 marched for climate in New York and many others joined in solidarity across the globe. As Dr. Mario Molina exclaims, “It’s no longer justifiable to continue living in an era of irrationality, as if astrology were the guide of our actions.”
- Voces and EPA hosted a Google + Hangout titled “Climate Change's Impact on the Latino Community”. The live discussion featured Administrator Gina McCarthy, Voces Board Member Maria Cardona, and Dr. Tomas Morales from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, CEQ’s Associate Director for Public Engagement Angela Barranco, and moderated by Elianne Ramos, CEO of Speak Hispanic.
- Fernando Cazares presented the 2014 Voces Green Leadership Award at Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Cristina Foods for their leadership on sustainability.
- Adrianna Quintero, “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20,”HuffPost Green, December 18, 2014.
- Bill Richardson, “Clean Power Plan a Win All-Around,” HuffPost Green, December 9, 2014.
- Pam Rivera, “Fact, Not Fiction: Floridians Support Action on Carbon Pollution,” October 27, 2014.
- Fernando Cazares, “Week of Latino Support for Climate Action,” NRDC Switchboard, September 30, 2014.
- Gina McCarthy; Maria Cardona, “Latinos join EPA in taking a stand against bad air days,” Orlando Sentinel, August 19, 2014.
- Dr. Paty Romero-Lankao, “Recent Clean Water Protection rule great news for Colorado,” La Plaza Blog, August 8, 2014.
- Fernando Cazares, “Voces Verdes Business Leaders - Trailblazing Our Clean Energy Economy,” NRDC Switchboard, August 8, 2014.
- Maria Cardona, “Gracias a Obama, Mamá Tierra Respirará Aire Fresco,” Washington Hispanic, June 6, 2014.
- Maria Cardona, “For Latinos, Climate Change is a Priority,” Washington Hispanic, March 28, 2014.
- Adrianna Quintero, “From Farms to Solar Farms: Women Are Leading the Fight on Climate Change”, HuffPost LatinoVoices, March 10, 2014.
- Hilda Solis, “Climate Change Must Be A Priority In 2014″, January 10, 2014.