1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar




art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Latinos Cheer Senate Rejection of KXL, Urge Obama to End the Political Circus

Nov. 18, 2014

Statement from Presente.org Managing Director Mariana Ruiz on Sen. Landrieu’s failed push to force through Keystone XL in the US Senate:

"Sen. Landrieu’s quest to turn Latinos into a personal punching bag was finally pushed back upon by Senate Democrats tonight in their vote to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. From pushing for increased deportations of our family members to fighting for more extreme weather and climate change through toxic pipelines like Keystone XL, Sen. Landrieu has spend an embarrassing amount of time trying to hurt Latino families in her quest for power.

"Thankfully, Senate Democrats showed some sense tonight by voting against Keystone XL, now we urge President Obama to join suit and reject this toxic pipeline once and for all for Latinos, for the climate, and for all of us."