The New Jersey Young Democrats Executive Board voted to establish – for the first time – a Latino Caucus, which will be chaired in the interim by Pamela Razo, vice president of the Union County Young Democrats and former chief of staff to Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22).
New Jersey Young Democrats President Marshall Spevak appointed Razo to the position at a pivotal time, as Latino millennials account for nearly half of the record 27.3 millions eligible Hispanic voters in the nation projected for 2016, by the Pew Research Center.
“Now more than ever, the time to mobilize and engage young Latino voters is critical to our electoral and policy goals. I am honored and committed to advancing these effort to elevate the voice of Latinos in New Jersey and beyond,” said Razo.
“We’re beyond excited for the initiatives our Latino Caucus will be putting forward this year. I am confident that with Pam’s knowledge, experience and drive. along with the team she is assembling, the Latino Caucus will be a vital asset to the Young Democrats and the Democratic Party statewide for years to come,” Spevak said.
A graduate of Penn State, Razo is currently completing her Masters Degree in Urban Planning at NYU Wagner School of Public Policy. She serves on the Executive Board of Trustees for LUPE Fund and was a 2015 New Leaders Council — New Jersey Fellow.