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, December 19, 2017

Latino Action Congratulates Assemblywoman Caride on Cabinet Appointment - Urges Appointment of Latino to Fill Vacant Assembly Seat

Assemblywoman Marlene Caride (LD 36) selected by Governor-Elect Murphy to serve as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.

 The Latino Action Network [LAN] today endorsed the appointment of Assemblywoman Marlene Caride [D-36th District] as the new Commissioner of the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance. The appointment marks the first major Latino appointment by Governor-Elect Phil Murphy.

“We consider this an important first step by the Governor-Elect to select a diverse cabinet and administration reflecting the demographics of New Jersey.  Assemblywoman Caride is an incredible role model and this is a proud day for the New Jersey Latino community,” said Christian Estevez, LAN President. “We expect the incoming governor to fulfill his promises to a community that strongly supported him and which makes up about 20 percent of the state’s population.”

The appointment of Caride leaves a vacancy in the State Assembly in a district with a large Latino population including the City of Passaic. During the 2011 redistricting process the LAN worked to insure that a Latino was selected in that district because of the relatively light representation of Latinos in the State Legislature.

There are currently only 3 Latino State Senators out of 40 and 7 Assembly members out of 80.

“We expect the legislative leadership in the district, and specifically Senator Paul Sarlo, to work with LAN to insure Latino representation in the 36th District,” Estevez concluded. Latinos make up 35 percent of the population of the 36th District.

The Latino Action Network was founded in 2009 to fight for political empowerment and defend civil rights.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Driver's Licenses for All Strategy Meeting - Reunión de estrategia de Licensias de Conducir para Todos: Region - Norte de NJ

Make the Road New Jersey, the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice and Wind of the Spirit invite community members to learn more about the push for licenses for all NJ residents. Please join them to discuss how this policy can benefit you and your family, and how you can be a part of the campaign to change the policy in NJ and win driver's licenses for all! We have the power to make change and drive without fear in NJ, let's win in 2018!

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Informese sobre la campaña para proveer licensias de conducir a todas las personas que viven en NJ, sin excepciones:

- ¡Únase a nuestro taller para aprender cómo esta política puede beneficiarle a usted, a su familia y su comunidad, y cómo usted puede ser parte de la campaña para cambiar la política en NJ para obtener licencias de conducir para todos!

- ¡Tenemos el poder de hacer cambios y conducir sin miedo en Nueva Jersey, vamos a ganar licencias de conducir para todos!