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Christian Estevez

Latino Action Network

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Born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, Christian Estevez is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. Christian graduated with a double major in Labor Relations and Latino Studies from Rutgers University, where he has taught classes focused on Latino Workers in the United States. He was an activist while in college, serving in leadership positions of several organizations, including as Co-Chair of the Latino Student Council. In 1996 he transitioned from student organizing to community organizing as a co-founder of Pa’lante, a local social justice organization. Christian helped organize New Jersey’s first statewide Latino Leadership Conference in 1999 which was attended by over 400 Latino activists.  Christian began his career in the labor movement when he was hired by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO in 2001.  In 2009, Christian went to work for Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local 1037, working his way up to Executive Vice President.  He also helped found the Latino Action Network, a statewide social justice organization in 2009. He served as President of the Latino Action Network from 2016 to 2022. Christian continues to participate in the Latino Action Network as President Emeritus and Chair of the LAN Education Committee. He has worked as the New Jersey Legislative & Political Director for CWA District 1 since 2021.

“NJ PEEC matters to LAN because Latinos are over-represented in areas that are most negatively impacted by environmental hazards and climate change,” said Christian Estevez, President Emeritus of the Latino Action Network (LAN). “NJ PEEC provides a space for the Latino Action Network to fight for environmental justice alongside other communities that fight the same challenges.”

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