Campos-Medina for U.S. Senate Receives Endorsement of CoLaPa, The NJ Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers

May 7, 2024 | Press Release

New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers is a group of over 60 Latino Pastors and congregations across NJ

Califon, NJ— The Campaign of Patricia Campos-Medina is honored to announce the endorsement from the New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers (CoLaPa), a group of over 60 Latino Pastors and faith leaders who steadfastly advocate for support and services for NJ most needed communities including, women and children and new immigrants making sure they have access to educational opportunities, healthcare and support in their everyday economic and spiritual needs.  

This endorsement from CoLaPa continues to build momentum for Patricia’s campaign, confirming she is the candidate that will advocate for all working families and communities effectively in New Jersey and beyond. 

“CoLaPa’s endorsement is a powerful affirmation of my commitment to represent every voice in our community,” stated Campos-Medina. “Their support underscores their dedication to advocating for justice, equality, and compassion for all. Their endorsement fuels my determination to amplify the voices of our diverse communities. I pledge to be a strong advocate for New Jersey’s hardworking families and their economic well-being in the U.S. Senate.”

The Patricia Campos-Medina campaign is committed to representing the diverse voices and interests of New Jersey residents including those of religious communities. We believe that by working together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable future for all. 

“We at CoLaPa proudly endorse Dr. Campos-Medina for U.S. Senate. Her unwavering dedication to the Latino community and working families is vital to NJ and our diverse communities. We need strong, ethical leaders in the U.S. Senate that will represent and advocate for our community, like Doctor Campos-Medina,” stated Reverend Coto.

 “The moment has arrived to elect a woman, a Latina leader like Dr. Patricia Campos-Medina, whose experience and passion will guarantee that our community’s needs are heard and addressed without hesitation,” affirmed Reverend Sevilla.

On March 25th, COLAPA penned a letter to the New Jersey Democratic Party, urging the Democratic party leadership to issue an to Dr. Campos-Medina for the discriminatory treatment she received in Camden. The letter was sent after Campos-Medina was denied entry at the Camden Democratic Party convention. 


Dr. Patricia Campos-Medina, a nationally recognized labor leader and community organizer, brings a wealth of experience and a proven record of expertise to her candidacy for the United States Senate. With three decades of dedicated service in grassroots and union organizing, electoral campaigns, government affairs, and organizational management, Patricia is a proven champion for working families. Her commitment to higher education and labor education is reflected in her academic journey, from earning a scholarship to attend Cornell University to achieving a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Patricia’s journey as the daughter of immigrant workers escaping civil war informs her dedication to championing education as the key to a brighter future. Her resilience and commitment to diversity and inclusivity stand as pillars in her quest to represent all New Jerseyans in the U.S. Senate. As a policy expert, Patricia has demonstrated leadership in national and state legislative campaigns, where she has tirelessly fought to protect the rights of American workers, ensuring their ability to join unions, advocating for workplace safety, affordable healthcare, and dignified retirements. Patricia Campos-Medina is not just another candidate; she is a Jersey Girl ready to restore integrity, accountability, and trust in our politics, fighting for the opportunities every working family deserves. For more information about Patricia Campos-Medina’s campaign and our commitment to working families, please visit