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Mark Magaña is the founding president and CEO of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources and conservation leaders. He also is the founder and principal of the Hispanic Strategy Group, a consulting firm.

Magaña was the first Latino to serve as senior staff at both the White House and in congressional leadership, as special assistant to President Bill Clinton for legislative affairs and as senior policy advisor to House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Robert Menendez. Magaña also served as a congressional liaison at the Department of Health and Human Services, as the legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, as a federal legislative representative for the city of Los Angeles, and as a research assistant for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. He is a member of the boards of the League of Conservation Voters, the Green Leadership Trust, Green 2.0 and the Children's Environmental Health Network.

October 26, 2015

Racial Equity, Poverty and the Promise of Clean Power

A new federal initiative could go a long way toward improving the health of poor and segregated communities, but they need to have a voice in it.