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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Latino Action Network Urges New Jersey Follow New York and Pass Driver’s Licenses Bill

NEWARK-The Latino Action Network (LAN) President Christian Estevez called on the New Jersey Legislature to follow the example set by New York Monday and pass a bill granting undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses.

"On Monday, New York made access to drivers licenses for our immigrant brothers and sisters the law of the land. Now it's time for New Jersey to stand up and act,” said Estevez.

Our communities deserve justice: every week that passes, more families are separated. Plus, our state loses hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential revenue.

“To our legislators who condemn Trump's inhumane separation of families: we need you to use your power to ensure no family fears deportation when they drop their kids off at school or drive to work. On behalf of the 1.8 million Latinos in NJ, we call upon our state’s elected leaders, to pass S3229/A4743 without delay,” said Estevez.

LAN is a broad, statewide coalition of Latino organizations dedicated to political empowerment, the promotion of civil rights, and the elimination of disparities in the areas of education, health, and employment. It was founded in 2009.