THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY STRONGLY CONDEMNS OFFENSIVE SPEECH AND RHETORIC EXHIBITED DURING RECENT POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS IN HOBOKEN AND EDISON, NEW JERSEY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2017
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (“HBA-NJ”) denounces offensive flyers targeted at voters in two New Jersey towns in advance of last Tuesday’s election. In the weeks preceding the November 2017 election, racist and xenophobic propaganda was distributed in Hoboken and Edison, New Jersey, attacking Asian-American candidates.
The HBA-NJ denounces campaign literature targeting candidates on account of their race, familial origin, and religion. “Attempts to dissuade U.S. citizens from all backgrounds from running for political office and participating in the political process have no place in our American civil discourse,” said HBA-NJ President Hector D. Ruiz.
We are proud of the diversity in the State of New Jersey and congratulate all the trailblazers who ran for political office this term. We commend the voters in New Jersey who have looked past the attempts by some to use the November election to try to spread hate and fear, and voted for candidates based upon their merits.
The HBA-NJ will continue to denounce hate, racism and xenophobia and will stand by others of all backgrounds who are being victimized by such unnecessary rhetoric.
About The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.
The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.
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For more information about the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, please visit our website at: www.njhba.org or contact Hector D. Ruiz, Esq., HBA-NJ President, at email@example.com or (973) 757-1100.
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