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.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

LAN FYI: Star-Ledger: NJ Supreme Court judges should reflect state's diversity

"The state Supreme Court that returned to work this week holds a troubling distinction: For the first time in 20 years, there are no minority judges on the bench. And yet more than 40 percent of the state's population is black, Hispanic or Asian." 
-Star-Ledger Editorial Board
The Star-Ledger printed an editorial today where they joined in the call for the Governor to create a court that better reflects all of the state's residents. The Latino Action Network (LAN) issued a press release in conjunction with allied organizations in the African-American and Latino communities on September 12, 2011 announcing a letter sent by this coalition to Senator Sweeney and state leadership demanding that they only advance nominations to the New Jersey Supreme Court if they result in an independent court representative of all New Jerseyans. 

See Star-Ledger Editorial below: