Latino Action Network Congratulates Murphy on his Win Over Guadagno
NEWARK – The Latino Action Network congratulated Phil Murphy yesterday on his impressive win over Kim Guadagno in the gubernatorial election. We endorsed Ambassador Murphy because of his progressive platform and dedication to the issues that our members fight for every day. Phil Murphy proved his dedication to our issues when he refused to retreat from his promise to have the backs of immigrant working families despite Kim Guadagno’s persistent attacks.
New Jersey voters had a clear choice in this election: they could vote for Kim Guadagno and a continuation of Chris Christie’s disastrous administration with Trump-style attacks or they could vote for Phil Murphy and progressive change that is inclusive of New Jersey’s diverse communities.
“Yesterday voters rejected the Trumpism adopted by the flailing Guadagno campaign by electing Phil Murphy to be New Jersey’s next governor by a whopping 14% margin,” said Christian Estevez, President of the Latino Action Network.
At any point in this fight, Murphy could have done what many expected him to do and distance himself from the issue of protecting immigrants, but Phil Murphy did the opposite. He doubled down on his commitment to having our backs.
“The Latino Action Network looks forward to working with the Governor-Elect as we take action together to make sure that Latino working families are afforded the opportunity to partake in the promise of this great state by enacting our agenda including: desegregation of our communities and schools; making college accessible and affordable; raising wages, and restoring the social safety net provided by our Latino social service agencies.