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Bob Casey for Senate Launches “Latinos for Casey” Coalition 

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More Than 50 Latino Voters Across Pennsylvania Join “Latinos for Casey” In Support Of Bob Casey’s Re-Election Campaign

Bob Casey Is Proud Of His Partnerships With Latino And Hispanic Leaders and How They Have Worked Together to Ensure Our Communities Have The Resources They Need To Thrive

PENNSYLVANIA – Yesterday, more than 50 Latino voters across the Commonwealth came together to launch the Latinos for Casey coalition, a group of Pennsylvanians leading the effort to re-elect Senator Casey.

Senator Bob Casey is committed to ensuring our Latino and Hispanic communities in Pennsylvania have an ally in Washington. He continues to meet regularly with community leaders throughout Pennsylvania to discuss their priorities and help deliver inclusive economic and workforce development, healthcare, and education for Latino and Hispanic communities across the Commonwealth. He recently secured funding for the Hispanic Center of Lehigh Valley’s workforce development program and to make improvements to its Basilio Huertas Senior Center Kitchen. He also delivered funding for the Berks Latino Workforce Development Corporation, which will support dual-language adult education programs. 

The coalition includes Latinos across the Commonwealth, from Allegheny to Dauphin to Monroe Counties, including State Representative Danilo Burgos (D-Philadelphia), State Representative Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz (D-Berks), State Representative Jose Giral (D-Philadelphia), Philadelphia City Councilwoman Quetcy Lozada, Lehigh County Commissioner April Riddick, Mayor of Allentown Matt Tuerk, and Former State Representative Angel Cruz. 

Hear from the chairs of the Latinos for Casey coalition:

“As a representative of Reading, home to the largest Latino population in the Commonwealth, and as a Latina community leader and small business owner myself, I know firsthand how important it is for our representatives to prioritize our interests and deliver for our communities,” said State Representative Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz (D-Berks), Co-Chair of Latinos for Casey. “Senator Casey has shown he will fight for us and we need to send him back to Washington in November so he can continue that fight.”

“As a state legislator, I aim to give my constituents a light of hope, along with the tools they need to succeed,” said State Representative Danilo Burgos (D-Philadelphia), Co-Chair of Latinos for Casey. “The things Senator Casey is fighting for in Washington are the same goals I fight for in Harrisburg, including improving public education and job training, reducing unemployment, and promoting small business development and economic empowerment in our community. Senator Casey has helped provide us with those tools we need to succeed.”

“A life-long resident of the 7th District of Philadelphia, I have dedicated my life to empowering this community,” said Philadelphia City Councilwoman Quetcy Lozada, Co-Chair of Latinos for Casey. “Senator Casey shares my passion and commitment to public service, and has similarly spent his career working to expand opportunities and improve the quality of life for Pennsylvanians.”

“People are tired of empty promises from our officials and candidates, just to get the vote. They are tired of hearing they are being looked out for without anyone actually delivering on it. Senator Casey’s track record of doing the work to deliver results for our community, including investments in education, job training, and community development, speaks for itself,” said Lehigh County Commissioner April Riddick, Co-Chair of Latinos for Casey. “He is looking out for us in Washington and we need to support his re-election so he can continue to deliver for our community and communities across the Commonwealth. We can’t afford to have anything less.”

The coalition includes:

  • Abe A, Dauphin County
  • Jaime A, Lancaster County
  • Leslie A, Philadelphia County
  • Sheila A, Lehigh County
  • Basilio B, Lehigh County
  • Danilo B, Philadelphia County
  • Emilio B, Delaware County
  • Jacqueline B, Philadelphia County
  • Ana C, Lehigh County
  • Angel C, Philadelphia County
  • Carlos C, Monroe County
  • Dina C, Chester County
  • Johanny C, Berks County
  • Jose Antonio C, Philadelphia County
  • Lillian C, Philadelphia County
  • Lourdes C, Philadelphia County
  • Marilyn C, Luzerne County
  • Peter C, Philadelphia County
  • Edna D, Berks County
  • Nelson D, Philadelphia County
  • Romulo D, Philadelphia County
  • Joanne E, Philadelphia County
  • Jose F, Philadelphia County
  • Mila F, Philadelphia County
  • Amparo G, Montgomery County
  • Griselda G, Monroe County
  • Iber G, Lancaster County
  • Ivelisse G, Philadelphia County
  • Jose G, Philadelphia County
  • Sandra G, Philadelphia County
  • Thomas G, Philadelphia County
  • Maria H, Dauphin County
  • Bryan J, Montgomery County
  • Arturo L, Philadelphia County
  • Christian L, Chester County
  • Jammie L, Philadelphia County
  • Oscar L, Philadelphia County
  • Quetcy L, Philadelphia County
  • Celso M, Lancaster County
  • Enerolina M, Philadelphia County
  • Nancy M, Lancaster County
  • Natasha M,  Philadelphia County
  • Demetrio O, Philadelphia County
  • Guillermo P, Allegheny County
  • Maria P, Philadelphia County
  • Mitch P, Delaware County
  • Maria Q, Philadelphia County
  • April R, Lehigh County
  • Laura R, Montgomery County
  • Leonard R, Chester County
  • Maria R, Berks County
  • Sergio R, Northampton County
  • Adrian S, Montgomery County
  • Valeria S, Montgomery County
  • Matt T, Lehigh County
  • Samantha T, Chester County
  • Carmen U, Lehigh County
  • Christina V, Philadelphia County