California Drought Facts
As the drought continues to affect the livelihood of many Californians, Latinos suffer disproportionately. From the loss of jobs to the lack of clean and reliable water, Latinos are feeling the brunt of the drought. Latinos suffer disproportionately from Environmental Racism.
In Flint water crisis, we saw that race and poverty factored into how residents were not protected or even informed about how its water became contaminated with lead, making the tap water undrinkable. In Flint this was unacceptable.
In California too this is unacceptable. Our goal is to press our state and local officials to make it a high priority to increase the supply and access of clean, safe drinking water in California. And Latinos have clear opinions. See WCVI’s study below for the facts: