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Gov. Christie Totes Tuition Equality

October 16, 2013

Staff Reports -- HispanicBusiness.com

Gov. Chris Christie was the keynote speaker at the Latino Leadership Alliance's 2013 gala.
Gov. Chris Christie was the keynote speaker at the Latino Leadership Alliance's 2013 gala.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the keynote speaker at the 2013 gala of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey (LLANJ) this past weekend.

Christie spoke among New Jersey Hispanic leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties, delegates of the Latino Leadership Alliance, and more than 350 guests.

The governor highlighted issues affecting New Jersey's Hispanic communities and the need to increase diversity.

One of the first issues he spoke about was education, especially because of the fact that there is an increasing number of Hispanic students attending Rutgers University. Christie also made a commitment to continue to ensure that all children have access to high quality schools, and increasing diversity in the ranks of key government positions.

"I believe that every child should be given the opportunity to reach their God-given potential -- that's a moral requirement," Christie said. "We need to get to work in the state legislature on things like making sure that there's tuition equality for everybody in New Jersey."

Christie also described what is currently happening in Washington, D.C. a "disgrace."

The LLANJ released a video of Christie's keynote speech, watch below:



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