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Growing Up with Madre Tierra

They say that the things you are introduced to you at a young age will remain with you forever. Growing up in northern Mexico, Culiacán Sinaloa, I spent some of the most critical years of my life living with my amá, my grandma Guadalupe. We lived in a big mysterious cream-colored corner house just five …

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Celebrate Earth Day with Chispa by Recognizing our State Programs

This Earth Day, join us in celebrating the accomplishments of each of our Chispa programs.We want to highlight front-line communities, the driving force in the climate movement. Low income and communities of color bear the brunt of climate burdens, and it is often these communities that are fighting the hardest for environmental justice.  In 2011, …

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Chispa LCV Statement to the Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

Pita Juarez, Chispa LCV | 602-413-4421 | pjuarez@lcv.org Washington, DC — In response to President Joe Biden announcement of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court, Chispa National Campaigns Manager Alejandra Ramirez-Zarate, released the following statement: “We applaud President Biden’s decision to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson …

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Let’s Build Back Better For All

In the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, families and communities also faced turbulence in surviving floods from New York City to New Orleans and wildfires all over the Southwest and California. This year continues to remind us that the climate crisis is in fact already upon us. Extreme weather is already the world’s leading …

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Grassroots organizers and a group of moms helped this school district get its first electric bus

One in every nine children in Maricopa County is asthmatic. The Arizona county, home to Phoenix, has some of the most polluted air in the country. At least 13 percent of Maricopa residents under 65 lack health insurance; 12 percent of the county’s population lives in poverty. But Maricopa is also home to the state’s …

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LCV and Chispa Statement on VP Harris’ Clean School Buses Announcement

Washington, D.C. — In response to Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to an electric school bus manufacturer in North Carolina today where she highlighted the proposed $20 billion investment in clean, electric school buses in the American Jobs Plan, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Chispa issued the following statement from Chispa National Director Johana …

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LCV, Chispa Statements on Introduction of Clean Future Act

Washington, D.C. — In response to Chairmen Pallone, Tonko, and Rush’s introduction of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s CLEAN Future Act, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Chispa released the following statements: “We commend Chairmen Pallone, Tonko and Rush for putting forth the first comprehensive climate bill in a decade. We appreciate the increased …

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Re: Electric School Bus Coalition Urges Biden-Harris Administration to Accelerate Electric School Bus Transition

Today, Chispa, the community organizing program of League of Conservation Voters (LCV), in conjunction with the Electric School Bus (ESB) Coalition, sent a letter to President Biden and Vice President Harris urging the administration to invest $25 billion over 10 years to accelerate the electric transition of the nation’s school bus fleet — prioritizing low-income …

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