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.