For Immediate Release: September 22, 2016
Christian Estevez, Chair, LAN-PAC – 973-418-7012
Javier Robles, LAN-PAC Member – 732-887-8722
Newark, NJ – The Latino Action Network - Political Action Committee [LAN-PAC] today announced its support for Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America and urged Latinos to vote in the upcoming presidential election in November.
The Latino Action Network Political Action Committee was established in 2012 to promote candidates working on behalf of the issues of greatest importance to the Latino Community on the national level.
Citing her extensive experience as a U.S. Senator (D-NY) and Secretary of State, Christian Estevez, Chair of LAN-PAC said that, “Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate running and we must do everything we can to elect her as our next President”.
“Hillary Clinton has a realistic plan to create new jobs starting with a major initiative to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure that will put thousands to work right away”, continued Estevez. “She has a balanced approach to taxes that will ask the wealthy to contribute more to help create opportunities for all through job development and education. Her approach will particularly help Latinos who are struggling to become a vital part of the middle class.”
“The stakes could not be higher for Latinos in the United States given the hateful pronouncements being made on the campaign trail by the Republican nominee Donald Trump,” added Estevez. “Besides his preposterous promise to build a giant wall along the southern border with Mexico and his anti-Latino rhetoric, including his attacks against Mexican-American Judge Gonzalo Curiel, Donald Trump represents a real threat to Latino communities throughout the United States due to his support for racist and xenophobic policies like 287g and the creation of a ‘deportation Taskforce’”.
Estevez also cited the U.S. Supreme Court as a reason that Latinos must take this election seriously. “With the current vacancy on our highest court and more potential vacancies to occur during the next term it is scary to think who Donald Trump would appoint”, said Estevez. “If Trump were allowed to stack the U.S. Supreme Court with people that are as racist and hateful as he is, he could set back civil rights in this country by over 100 years.”
Javier Robles, who also serves on the board of the LAN-PACcautioned that low turnout in November amongst Latino voters could favor Trump. “It is imperative that Latinos register to vote and turn out in high numbers in November if we hope to have a president in the White House that we can work with to promote policies that embrace Latinos and other immigrant groups as integral to the success of our nation”, said Robles. “A win for Trump would be disastrous for our community.”