For Immediate Release: 11 February 2016
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Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters endorses Karina Macias for Huntington Park City Council
(Los Angeles County) – The Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters (LALCV) – which has supported pro-environment local candidates throughout Los Angeles County for more than three decades – today announced its endorsement of Karina Macias for election to Huntington Park City Council in the upcoming March 7th election.
“Karina Macias has been an effective leader on environmental and community issues while on the Huntington Park City Council,” said LALCV Director Michael Kadish, who led the organization’s Endorsement Team for this race. “It’s vital that she get the chance to continue her work on the Council – from bringing environmental justice to the victims of the Exide Technology plant, to planting hundreds of trees, to helping provide local youth with access to green career pathways, and fighting for new parks in her community. Her steady leadership can not only put in Huntington Park in the black financially, but put this city in the green environmentally.”
Karina Macias has a recognized record of leadership on public health, the environment, parks and economic development. It includes her service for four years on the Huntington Park City Council and her partnership with leading environmental groups such as Communities for a Better Environment and Tree People. Today, with her community fighting to restore its public health following a major environmental justice disaster, Macias will serve Huntington Park by making sure it receives the funds and programs it needs to clean up, while also creating new city parks, increasing public transportation, and planting more trees.
Founded in 1976, the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters (LALCV) is dedicated to electing local leadership throughout Los Angeles County to preserve, protect and enhance the environment. LALCV has helped elect more than 100 pro-environment officials throughout the county. LALCV endorsements are determined by its all-volunteer Board, which is composed of Los Angeles County residents committed to advancing environmental priorities. For more information on LALCV, its endorsements and its additional political activities visit www.LALCV.org – and sign up for occasional email updates. And to get the latest LALCV news, please “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.