At a time of much uncertainty in the nation, we need leadership, persons who are brave, and committed to ensuring that New Jersey continues to be the progressive beacon on the challenges of immigration, civil rights, criminal justice reform and fighting for women’s equality.
The stakes for the Latino community have never been higher. Our community aspires to offer our children a quality education, workforce training programs for non college bound students to secure highly skilled employment opportunities, criminal justice reform to lessen inordinate sentences and provide reentry services, support for those recent immigrants to adjust and secure work, health benefits, and the American Dream.
We support not only those candidates who support our Latino demographics, but also our values: hard work, family and faith, service to the community, investment in our children, and respect for our elders.
Extraordinary commitment to underserved communities marks the legislative record of the leaders we have endorsed. By their actions, their voting records, their legislative support, and their public and personal example, we have chosen to support the re-election of Speaker Craig Coughlin (D19), Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D19), Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D20), Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D29), Assemblywoman Shanique Speight (D29), Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti (31), Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D32) and Assemblyman Pedro Mejia (D32).
Throughout their tenure in the legislature each one have fulfilled their commitment to serve the people of New Jersey fight for the most vulnerable, and create opportunities for a more just New Jersey.
We believe in the promise that all persons are created equally and endowed with God given rights; yet, to fulfill that God given potential, one must have access to those basic necessities for which every generation of Americans has yearned: education, health care, and employment.
This Sunday at over three hundred and thirty parishes, pastors and ministers from our coalition will celebrate the persons we have endorsed and ask our congregations in their respective districts to reflect upon their good work in considering the sacred obligation to vote.