CAMDEN – Amid the welcoming background of the Camden’s Children Garden, over 50 Latinas gathered to welcome LUPE expansion to South Jersey. Sen Nilsa Cruz Perez, together with Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez welcomed the efforts of LUPE to recruit and train more Latinas to engage in public service, run for office, and pursue to Board, Commissions, and Authorities.
LUPEPAC introduced its three new board members from South Jersey: Felisha Reyes-Morton, Aida Figueroa Epifanio and Flora Castillo. Community leaders from Atlantic and Burlington County were in attendance and welcomed the opportunity to work w LUPE to develop more local leaders.
Celeste Fernandez, the Democratic Candidate for Atlantic County Freeholder expressed her excitement to work w LUPE to open up more opportunities for Latinas in South Jersey.
LUPE Fund Vice President Andrea Martinez-Mejia, encouraged everyone to become a member of LUPE by visiting the organizations website at www.lupenj.org. Marilyn Rivera, an aide to Governor Murphy, and a Board Member of LUPE Fund, was in attendance.
Noemi Velazquez, a founder or LUPE and also an Aide to Governor Muphy participated along with fellow Board Members Grissele Camacho, Felisha Reyes-Morton, Aida Figueroa Epifanio and Flora Castillo.
“I am excited to bring more Latinas into this process and expand our reach across NJ,” stated Patricia Campos Media, President of LUPEPAC. “Many more women today are running and we want to be able to help them with training and resources to be successful. We need their voices now more than ever.”
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