Sires leads N.J. Latino Dem praise of Biden’s Hispanic community investment plan

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U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) is leading New Jersey Latino Democrats praise of presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s Hispanic community investment plan.

Democratic president nominee Joe Biden. Screenshot via Twitter.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Joe Biden’s commitment to the Latino community has always been clear, and this new plan once again confirms that as president, he will be an ally we can always count on,” Sires said in a statement.

“I am particularly excited to see Vice President Biden place such a strong emphasis on finally giving millions of undocumented immigrants who are contributing greatly to our country the opportunity to become citizens and secure their future chasing the American Dream.”

Yesterday, Biden’s unveiled a five-plank plan to invest in Hispanic communities, where the main points are to invest in Latinos’ economic mobility, expand access to high-quality education and tackle racial inequity in our education system, make far reaching investments in ending health disparities by race, securing our values as a nation of immigrants, and combatting hate crimes/gun violence.

Other New Jersey elected leaders who are coming out in favor of the plan are New Jersey Democratic State Committee Latino Caucus/Hunterdon County Democratic Chair Arlene Quinones-Perez and state Senator Teresa Ruiz (D-29).

“The Latino community has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic – we need strong federal action to get through this crisis, and to emerge stronger than we were before it,” said Quinones-Perez.

“We know that Latinx women are amongst the groups most adversely affected by the gender wage gap and not having access to quality school systems can be a contributing factor. By creating a holistic approach from cradle to career, we ensure that no student is left behind,” added Ruiz.