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MFV Participates in Nationwide Climate Strike with Latino Students

09.20.2019

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2019

Contact: Karina Martinez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org

MFV Participates in Nationwide Climate Strike with Latino Students

Youth demand immediate Congressional action to mitigate impacts of climate change

 

Houston, Texas — Youth across the United States are leading a coordinated school strike to bring attention to the impacts of a rapidly warming planet and climate change.

Mi Familia Vota issued the following statement:

We commend our youth for taking leadership roles in the problems that our nation and our world are confronting today. Mi Familia Vota is supporting and participating in this youth climate strike in some of the states with the highest Latino populations, which are also regions that have experienced the brunt of our climate crisis, and these young activists are being driven by their lived experiences as well as the courage to fight for their futures.

This strike boldly demands that elected officials at the local, state, and national level take immediate action to regulate polluters and to adopt 100% clean energy plans. Youth are also using the strike as a call for voter registration among their eligible peers and adults. 2020 will be of magnitude importance and Mi Familia Vota will continue to support and engage the youth population in the electoral process.

Watch some of what our MFV youth have to say about the climate strike on our Instagram page:
Alessandra
Jean Paul 
Saul

 

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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.