TRENTON, NJ – October 16, 2019 – The New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) has launched a Spanish language version of its website to keep the state’s fast growing Hispanic and Latino communities informed about the party’s efforts to build a stronger and fairer state, and to better organize these voters to support Democratic candidates.
New Jersey is home to the seventh largest Hispanic population in the country. In New Jersey, that number represents almost 20 percent of the state’s inhabitants. Among this group, there are 831,000 eligible voters or 14 percent of the state’s total, according to Pew Research. The impact of the Hispanic community is increasingly being felt. Annually, Latino businesses contribute $20 billion to New Jersey’s economy, and the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SHCC) is the largest in the state with more than 120,000 members.
“The Hispanic community is playing an increasingly vocal role in deciding the policies governing New Jersey,” said NJDSC Chairman John Currie. “It is imperative that this powerful, rapidly influential community be kept informed with up-to-date information and that’s why I’m proud that we have taken this step.”
In addition to the new website, the NJDSC has also launched a statewide Hispanic voter outreach operation, which includes a newly formed Latino Caucus, a campaign training program, a Spanish language media program, and various sponsored events to increase engagement and voter turnout.
“These are exciting times for New Jersey’s Hispanic community,” said Arlene Quiñones Perez, chair of the NJDSC Latino Caucus. “The Spanish language website is another indication that the New Jersey State Democratic Committee is dedicated to including Latinos in the issues impacting our state.”
These initiatives are part of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee’s commitment to engage the Hispanic community in the democratic process and to ensure their voices are heard.
The New Jersey Democratic State Committee is committed to providing more access and information, so that voters can make educated choices when they vote. That means presenting the information in a mode that they can easily understand. For Hispanic voters, that means including the information also in Spanish.