For a majority of Latino voters, climate change is at the top of their list of concerns — and for good reason. Latinos are significantly more likely to live in areas with more pollution, areas already affected by climate change, and areas where these two environmental dangers combine to create an even greater risk to life and health.
When Americans go to the polls on November 3rd, Latino voters will make up the second-largest voting bloc in the US, as well as the largest minority voting bloc. Of course, no group can be simplified into a single opinion, or expected to vote the same way on any issue. It is fair to say, though, that a majority of Latino voters will be looking for candidates ready to use science to combat climate change, and who will prioritize environmental justice.