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Juan Cartagena
President & General Counsel

One of the nation’s leading voices on equality and nondiscrimination, Constitutional and Civil Rights Attorney Juan Cartagena inspires change to systems that marginalize communities of color. As a public speaker, El Diario columnist, and Rutgers University lecturer, Juan focuses extensively on Puerto Rican and Latino rights issues, including the community impacts of mass incarceration.

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When Hate Arrived in El Paso - A statement by Juan Cartagena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 21st, 2020 

Contact: Elianne Ramos; Chief Communications Officer; [email protected]; 212.739.7513

When Hate Arrived in El Paso

It was Store #5108 to where hate drove 650 miles to eliminate a so-called invasion, using the same words promoted by the man in the White House. Hate knows no bounds. Neither does resilience.

Statement by Juan Cartagena on the Killing of Carlos Adrián Ingram López by Tucson Police

Statement by Juan Cartagena on the Killing of Carlos Adrián Ingram López by Tucson Police

"Nana, ayúdame (grandmother help me)" was the desperate plea uttered by Carlos Adrián Ingram López as he lay naked, face down on the floor of a garage, brutally restrained by the police who would be responsible for his death.

Statement from Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, on the Passing of Marta García

June 10th, 2020 – New York, NY

Contact: Elianne Ramos; Chief Communications Officer; [email protected]; 212.739.7513

Statement from Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, on the Passing of Marta García

Statement from Juan Cartagena on the murder of Sean Monterrosa by Vallejo Police

June 5th, 2020 – New York, NY

Contact: Elianne Ramos; Chief Communications Officer; [email protected]; 212.739.7513

New York, NY – The following is a statement from Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, on the on the murder of Sean Monterrosa by Vallejo, CA Police:

Statement from Juan Cartagena on the arrest of CNN Reporter Omar Jiménez

May 29th, 2020 – New York, NY

Contact: Elianne Ramos; Chief Communications Officer; [email protected]; 212.739.7513

New York, NY – The following is a statement from Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, on the arrest of CNN Reporter Omar Jiménez:

Statement from LatinoJustice on murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27th, 2020

CONTACT: Elianne Ramos, [email protected], 212.739.7513

Statement from LatinoJustice on murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police

New York, NY – The following is a statement from Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF on the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police:

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