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Rice Tribute: Legislative Latino Caucus

By David Wildstein, March 15 2023 4:26 pm

The New Jersey Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement on the death of former State Sen. Ronald Rice:

“We are truly saddened to hear of the passing of Ron Rice. Ron was a passionate and brave colleague and friend. Over the course of three decades in the Legislature, Ron provided that passionate voice — strong, sometimes loud but always authentic. He spoke up for racial equality and basic human rights; he spoke up for the underprivileged; and he spoke out against complacency when he saw a failure of political will to do the right thing.

“Our state will miss his clear-eyed vision and leadership, his tireless commitment to constituents, and his unwavering courage to speak up and speak out against injustice and on behalf of those most at-risk residents of our state.”

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