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Meet Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez
A History of Fighting For Our Community
Irvin is a first-generation Mexican-American who's dedicated his life to education, community organizing, and leadership for Latinos. He is running for Pleasantville City Council in Ward 2 to fight for the working-class community and make a difference where it's needed most. Irvin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton University in 2015 and went on to complete his Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from the same institution in 2022. His impressive academic qualifications are matched by his impressive track record of community involvement.
Currently, he serves as the Board President of El Pueblo Unido of Atlantic City. This advocacy organization works tirelessly for immigrant rights in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Irvin has held various other high-profile positions in the past, including Executive Member of the Hispanic Advocacy Committee for Equity (H.A.C.E), Secretary and Advocacy Chair of the Hispanic Association of Atlantic County (HAAC), and Co-Chair of the Education Committee of the NAACP's Atlantic City Branch.
In recognition of his tireless work and dedication to promoting Holocaust education in the state of New Jersey, Irvin was appointed by Governor Phil Murphy as a member of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education in 2021. By leveraging his experience, he is fighting for the underprivileged communities he represents by standing up to the institutions that have often failed them.
The residents of Pleasantville can trust Irvin's experience, dedication, and qualifications to be their champion and make a real difference in their community.
Irvin In The News
¡Luchando Por Nuestra Comunidad!
"It’s time once again to fight the good fight.” Moreno-Rodriguez, a Class of 2022 member of the FRNJ 30 Under 35 Top Young Latino Leaders of SJ, said as the son of immigrants, he grew up seeing the needs of the community.
Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez, said the city should only take in consideration direct impacts on quality of life. He expressed fears about environmental concerns and said the city should work to better inform residents. He said the Planning Board meeting should be held in person rather than via Zoom. “What kind of transparency is that?”
Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez, a Pleasantville organizer with the immigrants’ rights non-profit organization, El Pueblo Unido de Atlantic City, was glad to see the resource offered but said it’s not common. “It’s all under the umbrella of transparency and this is something we have brought up at the Pleasantville City Council meetings as well,”
“From Fayetteville, Louisiana to Pleasantville, New Jersey, controversy follows Bernard Capital,” said Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez, Pleasantville resident and co-director of El Pueblo Unido of Atlantic City. “This is not a coincidence. Bernhard is a firm that will do whatever it takes to profit off the public utilities of American cities. Public utilities should be public and never at the mercy of money.”
The family questioned how that deal came to pass. They believe that, under the Crime Victim Bill of Rights they should have been able to make a statement regarding the case. “The family has essentially been slapped in the face regarding the backdoor plea deals that Prosecutor Reynolds and his office have undertaken without any input from the family, said Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez of El Pueblo Unido of Atlantic City.
Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez, another Pleasantville resident, pushed council to make more of an effort to have the city communicate about issues, such as the city response to the concession hearing, in Spanish, even if it was not always required for the city to do so by state law. “I’m just bringing up the same point over and over again on transparency issues,” Moreno-Rodriguez said.