With more than 53 million Latinos currently living in our country, their cultural and political influence continues to grow at a rapid pace. During the 2012 elections, the Latino vote accounted for 10 percent of the total and their political participation is expected to double by 2030. And as diverse and young as this vibrant segment of the population is, the vast majority of Latinos share a common interest in protecting our environment.
A number of recent polls show strong support of Latinos towards policies to mitigate climate change and reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere. With nine out of ten Latinos supporting government initiatives to reduce adverse effects of climate change and environmental pollution, regardless of political affiliation, this group is sending a strong message to our legislators -YES WE CARE!