IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          

March 7, 2017                                                

For more information contact:
Ramon Palencia-Calvo, 202-531-5091                                                                                                           


Annapolis, MD – Chispa Maryland, a program within the Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, held the first ever Chispa Advocacy Day. Supporters within the organization visited the Maryland General Assembly and the Latino Legislative Caucus.

Accompanied by 25 students from Northwestern High School, Chispa Director Ramon Palencia Calvo took them to the state house, a tour of Annapolis, and they met with their legislators representing them in Annapolis.

“By introducing these students to Annapolis at a young age, we hope to spark interest in local government and the power that people have to influence their world, in the true meaning of Chispa,” said the Director of Chispa Maryland, Ramon Palencia Calvo.

The students met with Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, Delegate Maricé I. Morales, Delegate Carlo Sanchez, and Senator Victor R. Ramirezto advocate for a Styrofoam ban, air pollution related to diesel trucks in their neighborhood, and climate change.

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Chispa Maryland is a program within the Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCV Ed Fund). Maryland LCV Ed Fund protects public health by fighting for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and local waters, preserving green spaces, promoting smarter growth, and increasing Maryland’s investment in clean energy.