Bienvenida New Team Member Ylenia Aguilar! Joining as our Southwest Field Organizer, Ylenia brings her experience as a climate advocate and communications specialist to Moms Clean Air Force and EcoMadres and will be focused on policy and engagement in Arizona and Nevada.
Join our growing community! EcoMadres fights for the health of Latino families impacted by air pollution and climate change.
ECOMADRES EN ACCIÓN
Across the country—from the airwaves to the Hill—EcoMadres advocated for Latino health and clean air.
EcoMadres for EVs: EcoMadre Danielle Berkowitz-Sklar attended a second anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill convening alongside Senators Chuck Schumer, Catherine Cortez Masto, Tom Carper, Debbie Stabenow, John Hickenlooper, and Maggie Hassan to recognize the positive impact of electric school buses on the climate and economy. EcoMadre and electric school bus driver Carmen Cortez was mentioned in the keynote remarks by Moms Clean Air Force National Manager of Health Equity Almeta Cooper.
EcoCharla with EcoMadres: In this month’s climate chat with EcoMadres Director Isabel González Whitaker, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto discussed her roots in environmentalism and the importance of supporting clean transportation legislation. Watch the full interview.
EcoMadres and EPA: EcoMadre Liz Hurtado joined EPA’s Community, Equity, and Resiliency Virtual Open House panel where expert panelists shared their insights about how to ensure that the benefits of electric vehicle infrastructure are accessible to all, including communities that have historically been marginalized. Watch the replay.
EcoMadres on Environmental Wellness. For the Women Connected in Wisdom podcast, EcoMadre Isabel González Whitaker discussed the importance of clean air and the vulnerability of the Latino community. Watch the replay.
EcoMadres Against Chemical Recycling: Moms Clean Air Force and EcoMadres met with Congressman Darren Soto (FL-9) to discuss our concerns with the plastics industry promoting incineration as “advanced recycling” in an attempt to evade pollution regulation. Upcoming EcoMadres meetings include Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44) and Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-9).
ECOMADRES MAKING NEWS
“La Ley de Reducción de la Inflación es una oportunidad para transformar la salud de las familias latinas”: EcoMadre Mercedes McKinley debuted her first in a series of op-eds for El Tiempo Latino. In this piece, she explains why the Inflation Reduction Act is an opportunity to improve the health of Latino families.
“The Propane Industry’s Weird Obsession With School Buses, Explained”: EcoMadre Carmen Cortez, a school bus driver for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, was featured in this Vox piece sharing her observations that electric school buses are a meaningful way to improve the health of riders, drivers, and the community.
Stay tuned for:
- November 28: The Campaign for Grade Level Reading and EcoMadre Liz Hurtado will discuss the climate impact on children. RSVP here.
- December 18: An EcoCharla with EcoMadres: A Climate Chat with Dolores Huerta with Liz Hurtado
EcoMadres is a program of Moms Clean Air Force that supports Latino communities in fighting for justice in every breath, recognizing the importance of equitable solutions to address air pollution and climate change.