THE LATINO-AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION ENDORSES SCHWARTZ, ORGEN, AND PAGAN FOR TEANECK TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
The Latino-American Democratic Association (“LADA”) supports and proudly endorses community leaders and candidates for public office that champion the ideals of diversity, inclusion, and equity; leaders that recognize that representation matters. LADA supports candidates that recognize our community’s presence, embrace the issues most important to our community, and are committed to helping our communities meet the needs of our working families, our children, and senior citizens.
With our founding principles in mind and in consideration of Michael Pagan’s long-time commitment to his community and to our shared ideals, LADA proudly endorses Michael Pagan and his slate-mates Deputy Mayor Mark Schwartz and Planning Board Member Karen Lew Orgen for Teaneck Council in the upcoming May 12, 2020 election. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented time and the world is confronting the challenges of a public health pandemic that’s affirming the importance of representation in a democratic society and the dedicated and compassionate leadership of our elected representatives,” says LADA President Andrés Acebo. “A lifelong resident and proud son of Teaneck, Michael Pagan would become the first Latino ever elected to serve on the Township Council and his community engagement and representation will serve the residents of Teaneck well,” adds Mr. Acebo. Mr. Acebo further notes that: “Teaneck finds itself as the epicenter of this global health pandemic in Bergen County and the entire Teaneck community is bravely taking on the days’ challenge, and it deserves a Township Mayor and Council that will lead and represent them dutifully with empathy, resolve, and responsiveness.”
For over a quarter century, LADA has served as a New Jersey-based grassroots political organization committed to the political inclusion and empowerment of the Latino community throughout the State of New Jersey and the United States of America. LADA is a political committee that fosters participation and civic engagement of the Latino community with the Democratic Party and supports candidates that champion issues and causes that advance the interest and contributions of Latinos.
The Associations goals have remained steadfast notwithstanding our significant strides. We are dedicated to:
- Increase the number of active Latino/Hispanic members in the Democratic Party and to foster member participation at all levels of the Democratic Party.
- To unify and empower Latino/Hispanic communities.
- Ensure fair representation of the Latino/Hispanic interests
- Educate the general community on policy issues of importance to their Latino/Hispanic friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
- Promote political participation.