Tuition Equality Act signed into law in New Jersey – January 16, 2014

Assembly Speaker-elect Vincent Prieto, one of the prime sponsors of New Jersey’s landmark tuition equality act (S2479), has released the following statement on the ceremonial signing of the new law in Union City:

“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.”

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