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Prieto Hails Signing of Tuition Equality Act

Assembly Speaker-elect Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), one of the prime sponsors of New Jersey’s landmark tuition equality act, released the following statement on the ceremonial signing of the new law in Union City today:

“This is the beginning of a new era in New Jersey, one where every ambitious young student has a true chance at the American Dream, regardless of their background.

“I understand the struggles these students face growing up. I understand what it’s like to want to get ahead in life only to be met by constant obstacles. I understand because I was once in their shoes.

“To see this landmark law signed in the city where I grew up, and in the very school district I attended, makes it especially poignant. No student that wants a shot at a better life should be held back by decisions beyond their control.

“Today truly marks a new era for equality in New Jersey. The horizon that once seemed bound by constraints is now limitless for these young people,” said Prieto.