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MFV To Host Virtual Town Hall On The Effects of COVID-19 and Climate Change on Arizona Latinos

05.28.2020

For Immediate Release

Press Contact: Kristian Ramos, KristianR@mifamiliavota.org

 

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MFV To Host Virtual Town Hall On The Effects of COVID-19 and Climate Change on Arizona Latinos

 

Phoenix, AZ- Mi Familia Vota, the nation’s leading Latino civic engagement organization will hold a Facebook Live event with local legislative leaders and the Mayor of Tucson for a virtual town hall to address the impact of COVID-19 and climate change on the Latino community. This is a crucial opportunity to discuss the nexus between voting rights, climate change, and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

When: Friday, May 29, 2020, at 1:30 pm

Who: Tucson Mayor Regina Romero
Arizona State Senator Juan Mendez
Arizona State Representative Rosana Gabaldon

What: Mi Familia Vota will be hosting a virtual town hall via Facebook Live, to discuss our plan to address the challenges faced by minority communities at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change crisis.

Background Information

  • Those that are most impacted by the effects of climate change and COVID-19 are those that have the least access to voting.

  • Voting has consistently been considered one of the most effective ways to influence policy around climate change and emergency response.

  • This problem is exacerbated in Arizona as voting locations are being reduced in many key areas where Latinos traditionally vote and remote voting is not being made widely accessible, making community members have to choose between their health and their civic duty.

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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.