KAYA Demands Full Transparency and Urges the Certification of Rolando Lavarro Election to the Jersey City Council

KAYA Demands Full Transparency and Urges the Certification of Rolando Lavarro Election to the Jersey City Council

KAYA: Filipino Americans For Progress Demands Full Transparency
Urges the Certification of Rolando Lavarro Election to the Jersey City Council

Jersey City, NJ – Unofficial election results from Jersey City, New Jersey has Filipino American Rolando Lavarro the winner of a vacant Jersey City At-Large Council seat.

Rolando Lavarro’s historic election to the Jersey City Council will mark the first time a Filipino American or Asian American will serve on the City Council in Jersey City, which experienced the largest numeric Asian population growth between the 2000 and 2010 census. Asian Americans now account for nearly 60,000 or 24% of the city’s residents with Filipino Americans representing the second largest Asian ethnic population.

Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress urges Hudson County officials to officially certify Rolando Lavarro’s election to the Council.

While result of this race remain uncertified due to reportedly unaccounted voting machine cartridges that will be opened this morning, KAYA demands that Hudson County and the Board of Elections respect the vote of the people and follow a transparent process to have every vote counted in Hudson County.

KAYA believes that every citizen has the right to vote and that voters should not be disenfranchised in Hudson County.  KAYA will make it our mission to ensure that the Filipino American and Asian American community is not denied the election of Rolando Lavarro to Jersey City Council.

With less than 300 votes separating Rolando Lavarro and the next highest vote getter, KAYA encourages all supporters to donate to Rolando Lavarro’s campaign. In addition to retiring campaign debt, KAYA encourages all supporters to donate to ensure that financial resources are available to Rolando Lavarro’s campaign should a legal challenge to the election or recount of the ballots arise.

Find out more about Rolando Lavarro at http://www.rolandolavarro.com/

You can also contribute here.

Sincerely,

KAYA National Leadership Team

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