Latino Advocacy Teams Name for Higher Illustration in State Legislature
Newark – The Latino Motion Community (LAN) and Latinas United for Political Empowerment PAC (LUPE PAC) name upon Bergen County leaders to strongly think about and advocate Latinas to fill legislative vacancies created on account of the retirement of Senator Loretta Weinberg.
Information of Senator Weinberg’s retirement has led to a lot hypothesis about the way forward for the 37th Legislative District. As with all such conditions, these choices can have ripple results that create alternatives. On this occasion, it creates a possibility to repair a evident drawback: the dearth of Bergen County Latina illustration within the New Jersey legislature.
“Latinos are the biggest minority group in Bergen County, but not one single member of the New Jersey Legislature from Bergen County is Latino”, mentioned Latino Motion Community President Christian Estevez. “Bergen County leaders have a possibility to treatment this omission by together with a Latina on the delegation from the thirty seventh legislative district the place Hispanics are the most important minority group representing over 1 / 4 of the district’s inhabitants.”
The Latino Motion Community was closely concerned within the Legislative Redistricting course of in 2011 and has remained lively within the promotion of Latino illustration in any respect ranges of presidency since.
“The thirty seventh Legislative District is dwelling to many extremely certified and proficient Latinas,” mentioned Laura Matos, President of LUPE PAC, a corporation that recruits, trains, and helps Latina candidates for political workplace. “Latinas stay underrepresented in political workplace in New Jersey, particularly in our legislature.”
“LUPE PAC stands prepared to help Bergen County leaders in figuring out certified Latina candidates who’re greater than able to filling any emptiness created by the retirement of Senator Weinberg”, continued Matos.
“Social Justice requires that underrepresented communities have a seat on the desk”, concluded Estevez. “The time is now for Bergen County Latinos to be represented in our State Legislature.”
LAN is a broad, statewide coalition of Latino organizations devoted to political empowerment, the promotion of civil rights, and the elimination of disparities in schooling, well being, and employment. It was based in 2009. For extra info on LAN, go to www.LatinoActionNetwork.org.
LUPE PAC is a non-partisan political motion committee whose mission is to extend the variety of Latinas in elected and appointed workplace within the State of New Jersey. The group promotes and helps progressive leaders who rise up for an agenda that invests in Latina political management and advances important points that matter to Latinas in New Jersey. For extra info on LUPE PAC go to www.lupepac.org.
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