Hispanic political leaders excited about New Hampshire’s changing demographics

0


New U.S. Census data shows New Hampshire’s Hispanic population is growing, and two political leaders have said they are excited about the future of a diverse state. Nashua is one of the epicenters of demographic change in New Hampshire. Republican Steve Negron and Democratic State Representative Manny Espitia are both from Gate City. “Seeing that kind of movement from the Hispanic community coming here in the northeast, especially here in our hometown of Nashua, was actually pretty cool,” Negron said. “We have had a 75% increase in the number of non-white residents over the past decade, and Nashua herself has found that 45% of the population under the age of 18 is now in fact non-white,” said Espitia Negron is a two-time Republican congressional candidate for New Hampshire’s 2nd district and has also served in State House. Espitia is a rising star in the Democratic Party, who will rise to leadership during her second term at Concord. They rose through the ranks of New Hampshire’s open politics, but they said the system could still become more accessible. “I think that’s important,” Negron said. “I say there are always ways to improve it. But you’ve got to start somewhere, and I think with Manny now and when I was there a few years ago. I think it really shows that we really have an opportunity to open the door for local people to enter state politics. “” I think we absolutely have to work to make it easier for people to get in, “Espitia said. Both said they faced and overcame discrimination, but aside from obstacles, they said that there was almost nothing their communities couldn’t go through. ”I think most of the time people think of immigrants as – they think,“ Oh, we want a handout, ”but I think Steve and I We can both agree that we are very resilient people, “Espitia said.” We will do whatever is necessary to make sure that we can provide for our families. ”

New U.S. Census data shows New Hampshire’s Hispanic population is growing, and two political leaders have expressed enthusiasm for the future of a diversifying state.

Nashua is one of the epicenters of demographic change in New Hampshire. Republican Steve Negron and Democratic State Representative Manny Espitia are both from Gate City.

“Seeing that kind of movement from the Hispanic community coming here in the northeast, especially here in our hometown of Nashua, was actually pretty cool,” Negron said.

“We have had a 75% increase in the number of non-white residents over the past decade, and Nashua herself has seen that 45% of the population under the age of 18 is now in fact non-white,” said Espitia.

Negron is a two-time Republican candidate for Congress in the 2nd District of New Hampshire and has also served in State House. Espitia is a rising star in the Democratic Party, becoming a leader during his second term at Concord.

They rose through the ranks of New Hampshire’s open politics, but said the system could still become more accessible.

“I think it’s important,” Negron said. “I say there are always ways to improve it. But you have to start somewhere, and I think with Manny now and when I was there a few years ago. I think it really shows that we really have an opportunity to open the door for local people to enter state politics. ”

“I think we absolutely have to work so that people can get in more easily,” Espitia said.

Both said they faced and overcame discrimination, but aside from the obstacles, they said there was almost nothing their communities could not overcome.

“I think most of the time people think of immigrants as – they think, ‘Oh, we want a handout’, but I think Steve and I can both agree that we’re very resilient people,” he said. declared Espitia. “We will do whatever is necessary to make sure that we can provide for our families.”


Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.