Monday, April 23, 2012

Huseo delivers the Assembly Democrats' Weekly Address Honoring Earth Day

The English address is 1:52.
The Spanish address is 2:40.

Hello, this is Assemblyman Ben Hueso, member of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife.

This week our country and the rest of the world celebrates being environmentally conscious by honoring Earth Day.

The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 when over 20 million Americans from all walks of life participated. It is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.

The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the landmark Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

As a member of the State Assembly, quality of life issues such as neighborhood livability and protecting the environment are one of my top priorities. Before becoming an Assemblymember, I served on the California Coastal Commission, where I helped protect California's coastal resources and

I'm honored to represent communities along the coast of California and remain committed to strengthening cross-national relationships in order to protect our environment.
Pollution does not have borders. Our health depends on us facing this reality.
Long time anthropologist and conservationist Jane Goodall once said, "You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."

In participating in Earth Day celebrations and spreading the knowledge of protecting our most precious natural resources, we take steps towards building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.

I encourage everyone to walk, bike and play outside to experience the beauty of California and the nature around us.

We must take this opportunity to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd and recommit ourselves to the responsibility of being environmentally conscious for a better tomorrow for all people.

Again this is Assemblymember Ben Hueso.
Thank you for listening.

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