Studies show Latinos support climate change legislation, group says

ClimateJusticeNowBannerPoznanSAN ANTONIO — The League of Conservation Voters are joining members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss the impact of climate change on communities of color. Among the issues on their agenda: pollution, extreme weather and resource conservation, a news release from the conservation group said.

Studies show Latinos, like young voters, are concerned about climate change and support legislative action, the news release said.

“One out of every two Latinos lives in the country’s top 25 most ozone-polluted cities,” it said. “The Latino community is disproportionally affected by pollution, and tragically, Latino children are 40 percent more likely to die from asthma.”

Among the Latino leaders involved are Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva and New Mexico’s Ben Ray Lujan, who is expected to speak on the House floor for the Safe Climate Caucus.

Originally published in mySA.