October 16, 2019
Contact: Karina Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org I 858-752-1262
MFV Delegation of Latino Youth Visit D.C. Lawmakers to Advocate for 100% Clean Energy
Washington, D.C. — A six state delegation comprised of 15 Latino youth representing diverse regions and congressional districts across the country is visiting Capitol Hill to advocate for 100% clean energy as part of Mi Familia Vota’s year-round issue advocacy programs.
The Gen Z and millennial troupe are prepared to discuss the wide range of environmental issues impacting their communities during numerous scheduled office visits. The 100% clean economy represents an environmental solution for the communities that the youth represent: through cleaner sources of energy, the Act will help mitigate the impacts of climate change while providing well-paying green jobs nationwide with a focus on low-income communities and communities of color. MFV has focused its recent environmental efforts to supporting the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 and raising awareness for the Act.
In addition to meeting with elected officials, the youth will convene with partner organizations to share strategies on mobilizing their community members on 100% clean energy. Members from Defend Our Future, Environmental Defense Fund, Moms Clean Air Force / Ecomadres, LULAC, Green Latinos, and Ana Unruh Cohen, staff director for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will be present.
Who: 15 Latino MFV youth from across the United States
What: Advocating for 100% clean energy
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (Office visits from 9:45am to 5:00pm)
Where: Washington, D.C.
Why: To represent Latinos in the fight for 100% clean energy
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.