Jackson Heights immigrant advocates set their sights on climate change with new policy guide

Immigrant-led progressive advocacy group Make the Road New York (MRNY) and research and planning civic organization Regional Plan Association (RPA) released a compilation of climate-related policy recommendations on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The premise of two organizations’ collaborative report is to treat the effects of climate change as inextricably linked with other social issues facing the working class, immigrant communities. It covers infrastructure improvements and highlights new legislative and programming ideas.

“Really the climate action manual is to amplify the work that Make the Road is already doing. [MRNY] has many frontline issues: like fair and just housing, like the environment, like immigration. All these intersect with climate change,” said Vanessa Barrios, Senior Associate at RPA.

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