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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

Latino Group: Senators Who Blocked Fracking Moratorium Threw Latinos Under the Bus for Corporate Profits

May 29, 2014

Following a failed vote for a moratorium on fracking in the state of California, Presente.org Executive Director Arturo Carmona released the following statement:

"It's disappointing to see our leaders in Sacramento fail to pass a moratorium on fracking, siding with the powerful oil and gas industry at the expense of the health of our families and climate. Latinos will bear the brunt of the worst effects of fracking in California-- from poisoned water to asthma, and are in the areas worst affected by climate change across the nation.

We will remember who stood with us today, and who chose to poison our families for the sake of corporate profits. Shame on every member of the California Senate today who voted to throw Latino families under the bus."