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.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Latino Action Network Political Action Committee Endorses Mayor Wilda Diaz for Re-Election in Perth Amboy Run-off





Christian Estevez, President

(973) 418-7012


Daniel Ulloa

(908) 421-1422



Latino Action Network Political Action Committee Endorses Mayor Wilda Diaz for Re-Electionin Perth Amboy Run-off


PERTH-AMBOY - The Latino Action Network Political Action Committee [LAN-PAC] today endorsed Incumbent Mayor Wilda Diaz for Re-Election in the Perth Amboy Mayoral run-off race against challenger Helmin J. Caba.


In deciding to endorse Diaz, the committee considered her years of advocacy on many issues important to Latino communities. LAN-PAC acknowledged Caba’s talent and potential, but it did not outweigh Diaz’s record of accomplishment.


“Mayor Wilda Diaz has stood with our community for more than a decade,” said LAN President Christian Estevez. “On issues of affordable housing, immigrant rights, and Latino political empowerment, she has been a powerful and constant voice locally and on the state level. At every turn, her administration has sought to address the specific needs of the immigrant population in her city.”


Among the issues cited for the endorsement was her advocacy of emergency COVID legislation to protect renters from eviction. Diaz endorsed a plan this summer to allow tenants to pay back rent in installments over many months rather than face homelessness.


She has spoken out about the need for driver’s licenses for the undocumented and in-state tuition for Dreamers. As one of the few Latina mayors in New Jersey, she has served as a role model for more than a decade.


“The Perth Amboy community, and Latinos in particular, have no greater advocate than Wilda Diaz, and we enthusiastically endorse her candidacy,” Estevez concluded.

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