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New Polling About Latinos & the Environment

November 21st, 2010 · 7 Comments

I have always thought that many of my Latino peers and elders were a bit more green even before it became en vogue or more timely because of the climate change debate. For instance, many I know will reuse items squeezing out the last bit of utility before finally tossing something in the trash or [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Environment

The Increased Militarization of Our Southern Border: Is it worth the cost?

June 10th, 2010 · 10 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez The Hill reports that “Instead of pushing for comprehensive reform,” [some pro-immigration groups] “will focus on smaller proposals that could have more bipartisan support.” “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan to move energy legislation in July has cast a pall over the chances of comprehensive immigration reform.” Energy legislation is, no doubt, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Environment · Immigration

Polls Indicate High Latino Support for Climate Change and Environmental Justice Issues

April 8th, 2010 · 24 Comments

I think that many Latinos are sensitive to environmental issues because we are among the first to feel the negative health and environmental consequences of things like industrial pollution, unsafe waste disposal, and even global warming if we cannot afford to properly insulate our dwellings. Additionally, many of us are not too far removed from [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Environment · Government Accountability · health care