Latino Leaders Urge Californians to Vote No on Proposition 23

In the lead up to the state's vote on Proposition 23, Latino leaders held a press tele-conference call to urge opposition to measure, which would repeal landmark clean energy jobs and clean air legislation.

October 27, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Thursday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m. PDT, Latino leaders will hold a press tele-conference call to urge opposition to California’s Proposition 23 – the effort to repeal the state’s landmark clean energy jobs and clean air legislation.
Service Employees International Union Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina will join Hispanic Federation President Lillian Rodríguez López, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Executive Director Hector E. Sanchez, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 Business Representative Willie Solis and BlueGreen Alliance Director of Legislation and Intergovernmental Affairs Yvette Pena Lopes to discuss the economic and public health benefits of California’s clean air and clean energy law to Latinos in California. The call, which will be conducted in both Spanish and English, is hosted by the BlueGreen Alliance – a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations working to create good clean energy jobs across the country.

WHAT:       Press Conference Call with Latino Leaders to Urge “No on Prop 23”

WHEN:      Thursday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m. PDT

CALL-IN:    (866) 725-4548
PASSCODE:  1134

WHO:
Eliseo Medina, International Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, President of the Hispanic Federation; Vice Chair of the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change (NLCCC)
Hector E. Sanchez, Executive Director, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; Vice-Chair of the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change
Willie Solis, Business Representative, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, Santa Clara County
Yvette Pena Lopes, Director of Legislation and Intergovernmental Affairs for the BlueGreen Alliance

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The BlueGreen Alliance is a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of American clean energy jobs. Launched in 2006, the strategic partnership now brings together nine major U.S. labor unions and four of America’s most influential environmental organizations and unites 13 million members and supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. Visit www.bluegreenalliance.org.

Paid for by the BlueGreen Alliance Committee Against Proposition 23 Supported by Labor Unions and Environmentalists