Bonus Pre-Election Interview with Pita Juarez, Comms Director of Chispa

Today we want to share with you this interview with Pita Juarez who has been working to mobilize BIPOC and Latinx voters for Chispa, an arm of the League of Conservation Voters.  They are currently working in 5 states with large concentrations of minority voters and hope to expand to Texas in the next election cycle.

How They Are Getting Latinx Voters Involved

For us, it’s about building the base and bringing in new people, especially when we think about climate. I got involved in environmental justice because I never saw people that looked like me in that space… It’s important for us at Chispa to reach out to those folks.

On Getting Moms Involved

We are also thinking about Las Mamas, your Moms.  They are fighting and at the front lines of that transition to clean energy– it’s Latina Moms, and a lot of the time, undocumented Moms.

The Fight for Madre Tierra

For me, immigration and climate justice really belong together. And Stephanie’s story really brings that forward — she is going to be voting for the first time and her vote definitely goes for the environment…It’s great to show complicated issues through storytelling.

Thanks so much for sharing this story, Pita!  We hope it inspires many people to vote in this election!

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