A Call for Inclusion: Embracing Immigrant Voices in the U.S. Senate

Mar 25, 2024 | Press Release

Dear Brothers and Sisters

As faithful servants of God and stewards of His teachings of love, mercy, and justice, we write to you today with heavy hearts. Recent events in New Jersey have troubled us deeply, as we call on the NJ Democratic Party, and its Camden County Committee, to apologize to Dr. Campos Medina for the harassment she received while attempting to represent the voices of countless immigrant and working class people she represents

Dr. Patricia Campos Medina, a success story of the American Dream, has been unjustly denied the chance to represent not only herself but also the voices of those who have journeyed far and sacrificed much in pursuit of a better life. The disrespect and disregard she faces by the NJ Democratic Party and its Camden County Committee is disgraceful

Our faith teaches us to welcome the stranger, to care for the vulnerable, and to speak up for those who are marginalized and oppressed. It is in this spirit that we call on NJ’s Democratic Party to establish an open and Democratic process that allows all voices to be heard during its internal process to select a nominee to become the next candidate for the U.S. Senate. It should ultimately abolish the exclusionary process of the county line

The Democratic Party has long been a champion of the marginalized and the voiceless. It is a party that stands for justice, equality, and the inherent worth of every individual. Let us not betray these values by turning a blind eye to the silencing of immigrant voices in our nation’s highest chambers

We call upon our leaders to remember the teachings of Jesus, who welcomed all, regardless of background or circumstance, and who taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Let us embody these teachings in our actions, by ensuring that Patricia is given the opportunity to share her story, her struggles, and her aspirations for a brighter future

In this season of Lent, as we reflect on Jesus’s journey to the cross, let us also reflect on our own journey as a nation. May we strive to live out the principles of justice, mercy, and 

compassion in all that we do, and may we work together to build a society where all are valued, respected, and heard

With faith and hope

Julio A Satt 


Pastor Julio Escotto 

Colapa Confraternidad Latina de Pastores Representing over 60 Latino Pastors