POU: RESTORING FUNDING FOR AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE SERVICES FOR LATINO COMMUNITY IS AN INVESTMENT IN NEW JERSEY’S FUTURE

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Nellie Pou (D-Passaic/Bergen) released the following statement Wednesday on budget plans to restore $2.3 million for the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development and $462,000 for the Hispanic Women’s Resource Center in:

“Latinos are the largest minority group in New Jersey, and are on their way to becoming the largest minority group in the United States,” said Pou. “I’m glad the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development and the Hispanic Women’s Resource Center will have the funding necessary to continue the important work of empowering this burgeoning population.”

“Many nonprofit groups that cater to the Latino community throughout the state depend on funding from The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development Hispanic Women’s Resource Center,” said Pou. “Restoring funding for these agencies extends a lifeline to these nonprofit groups and in turn to the New Jersey residents who depend on their services.”

“These agencies are breaking through language and cultural barriers to offer essential services that will strengthen the Latino community,” added Pou. “It’s unfortunate the governor doesn’t see this as an important investment to New Jersey’s future, but I do.”