The Latino Action Network is a grassroots organization composed of individuals and organizations that are committed to engaging in collective action at the local, state and national levels in order to advance the equitable inclusion of the diverse Latino communities in all aspects of United States society.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Latino Action Network Endorses Wilda Diaz for Another Term as Perth Amboy Mayor


Latino Action Network Endorses

Wilda Diaz for Another Term as 

Perth Amboy Mayor


LAN backs running-mates on the Stronger Together Team;

Councilman Fernando Irizarry and Community Activist Jelmin Caba 


For Immediate Release: October 18, 2016

Christian Estevez, Chair, LAN-PAC – 973-418-7012

Javier Robles – LAN-PAC Member – 732-887-8722


Perth Amboy  The Latino Action Network Political Action Committee [LAN-PAC] today endorsed the Stronger Together team in Perth Amboy led by Mayor Wilda Diaz and her City Council running-mates Incumbent Fernando Irizarry and Community Activist Jelmin Caba.


“Mayor Diaz’s record of inclusiveness in Perth Amboy is impressive,” said Christian Estevez, Chairman of LAN-PAC. “We were particularly impressed with her municipal identification program that has sought to make immigrants part of the fabric of the city. Over 1,000 residents have already enrolled in the program.”


Estevez also noted that Mayor Diaz has encouraged community policing and public education with regards to code enforcement. “She has demonstrated an ability to work with the diverse communities in the city rather than use coercion as has been the case in other communities.”


In recommending the endorsement, members of the LAN Steering Committee also considered her strong record of diversity in recruiting members for the police and fire departments, her record in stabilizing taxes, and her successful redevelopment efforts in the city.


LAN-PAC also strongly backs Irizarry and Caba who have proven themselves to be independent and positive voices for change in the community. 


“The mayor needs allies on the City Council which has become a hindrance to good government in the city,” said Javier Robles, LAN-PAC member. “Councilman Irizarry has proven himself to be a steadying influence and Caba will inject much needed energy into the governing body.”


The LAN-PAC was established in 2012 to promote candidates working on behalf of the issues of greatest importance to the Latino community on the national, state and local levels.



Mayor Wilda Diaz

Press Statement


“The Latino Action Network has been a champion of civil rights and political empowerment for Latinos, and other under-represented groups, across New Jersey and so I am honored to receive their support,” said Mayor Wilda Diaz. “I will continue to promote equal opportunities for Latinos and all the residents of Perth Amboy. The municipal identification programs aims to build bridges between all segments of our community and I am pleased that LAN acknowledged the success of the program.” 


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