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Senators Nilsa Cruz-Perez and James Whelan Speak to Attendees of the Latino Caucus of Atlantic County???s Breakfast Meet And Greet for Atlantic County Democratic Incumbent Assemblyman, Vince Mazzeo.

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Senator Nilsa Cruz Perez (Left) speaks to a standing room only crowd about the importance of voter registration and exercising the right to vote for Atlantic County’s Latino/Hispanic Communities.


 

Egg Harbor Township: Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Ref’s Taphouse was the venue for a breakfast gathering for Atlantic County Latino voters and dignitaries supporting Atlantic County Democratic incumbent, Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo. The breakfast meet and greet was spearheaded by Jonathan Diego, Esq., Ernie Aponte, Esq. and Enestor Echevarria.

Chaired by Latino Caucus Co-Founder Jonathan Diego, Esq. the breakfast featured the following speakers: Senators Nilsa Cruz-Perez and James Whelan, Assemblyman Angel Fuentes, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell. Each speaker made important points on the necessity for Atlantic County’s Latino/Hispanic communities to utilize their numbers to support the Democratic Party in Atlantic County.

Senator Cruz-Perez stressed the importance for all Latino/Hispanic Atlantic County residents to encourage their friends and relatives to register to vote, and turn out to vote during this November’s general election. She emphasized the need for the Latino/Hispanic community to exercise their voting rights in order to prevent people being elected whom do not take into consideration the Latino/Hispanic community’s values and needs.

For more information abou the Latino Caucus of Atlantic County, contact:

Jonathan E. Diego, Esq.

Co-Chair/Co-Founder

Latino Caucus of Atlantic County

609/432-4651

[email protected]

 



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INTERVIEW WITH PLEASANTVILLE COUNCILMAN RICK CISTRUNK

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

by Libby Arias - May 23, 2014

Councilman Rick Cistrunk has respresented Pleasantville City, which includes First ward City council-man member of the NAACP, chairman of Recreation Committee for 11 years.

May 23th, 2:00 PM

You were first elected to the City Council in 2003.. What made you get into politics?

Cistrunk: In 1999 I got involve in in the political field. I had been very active in the community. I understood I could do a better job for the community, because I do know the community, and so I decided to run. I’ve been reelected I felt very strongly that I wanted to make sure that the area in which I lived was well-represented, in terms of people who knew the community and the community knew them, and were familiar with the issues and concerns of the community. So I chose myself to be that person, and four years later, I did run and I was fortunate enough to win.

What have been your primary areas of focus as a councilman?

Cistrunk: Reducing Crime and Education are the areas that I’m focused.

Education has been my primary focus. When I came into the Council, as a chairman of Recreation Committee I obtained a 15 passenger Van for the program for the purposes of picking up children for after school homework club, serving as president at the time.

My perspective on some issues that will make a better Pleasantville.

Reduce Crime: By giving more opportunities to the community to get involved in our Educational programs and Recreational activities so they can be educated and informed and be away of crime.

How are you supporting Hispanic community since is the second larger population in Pleasantville.

Cistrunk: I recognize the hard work that Hispanic community have done in Pleasantville. Since I’ve been working in different projects with Ivette Soto,  president of the Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade, for the last 7 years; together we’ve been part of the committee to bring Latin Music Festival to Pleasantville in August 24th. Where Hispanic Community will embrace their music, cultures and colors together.

Cistrunk: I invite the community to vote on Tuesday 3rd of June, 2014

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SPANISH VERSION

Usted fue elegido por primera vez al Ayuntamiento en el año 2003 .. ¿Qué te hizo entrar en la política?

Cistrunk : En 1999 comenzo mi Carrera politica. Habia estado bien activo y pendiente de lo que sucedia en la comunidad. Comprendí que podía hacer un mejor trabajo por y para nuestra comunidad, la cual conocia y entendia, asi que opte por elegirme. He sido reelegido Me senti lo suficientemente fuerte y queria asegurarme de que la comunidad donde yo he vivido sea justamente representada por una persona que conocia la comunidad sus problemas y de esa misma forma la comunidad conozca quien lo representa. Y como yo estaba familiarizado con los problemas y preocupaciones de la comunidad. Así que elegí yo mismo ser esa persona , y cuatro años más tarde, lo hice fui electo y tuve la suerte de ganar.

 

¿Cuáles han sido sus principales áreas de atención como concejal ?

Cistrunk : Reducción de la delincuencia y la educación son las áreas que estoy enfocado.

La educación ha sido mi objetivo principal . Cuando entré en el Ayuntamiento , como presidente de la Comisión de Recreación logre conseguir una Van de 15 pasajeros para el programa de “after school” y asi recoger a los niños para el club después de la tarea escolar , sirviendo como presidente en este momento.

Mi punto de vista sobre algunos temas que harán de Pleasantville un mejor lugar.

Reducir el crimen: Al dar más oportunidades a la comunidad para que participe en nuestros programas educativos y actividades para que puedan ser educados e informados y estar lejos de la delincuencia .

 

¿Cómo está apoyando a la comunidad hispana ya que es la segunda raza etnica más grande en Pleasantville .

Cistrunk : Reconozco el trabajo duro que la comunidad hispana ha hecho en Pleasantville . Desde que he estado trabajando en diferentes proyectos con Ivette Soto, presidente del Desfile Puertorriqueño del Condado de Atlantic , por los últimos 7 años; juntos hemos sido parte del comité para llevar el Festival de Música Latina en Pleasantville , el 24 de Agosto, dónde la Comunidad Hispana abrazará su música, las culturas y colores todos juntos.

Cistrunk: Invito a la comunidad a que asistan a las urnas y voten el martes 3 de Junio, 2014