Pink Caravan in Queens, New York held on Oct. 30 | Photo credit N. Martinez
JERSEY CITY, NJ – Filipinos in New Jersey, home to over 100,000 Filipinos, will host a Pink Caravan For Vice President Leni Robredo in Jersey City on Dec. 12, 2021. Robredo is running for president of the Philippines in the May 2022 elections.
United Filipinos of North America USA-New Jersey and 1Sambayan USA-NJ Chapter organized the event. Besides these chapters of national organizations, two Bicolano organizations in New Jersey likewise actively support Robredo and join the caravan.
According to Edwin Josue, Loida Nicolas-Lewis, originally from Sorsogon, will also attend the event. Lewis is regarded as the “Mother of Filipinos in America” due to her longtime involvement in the Fil Am community. She is an ardent Robredo supporter and the co-founder of Global Filipinos for Leni (GFFL), with members from over 30 countries.
Jillian, daughter of Vice President Robredo studying in New York, was also invited to attend.
The Pink Caravan will assemble at Lincoln Park in Duncan Avenue, Jersey City, starting at 8 a.m. Organizers said that all participants must register before the motorcade commences at 10 a.m. They also request that Leni supporters wear pink and decorate their cars with pink ribbons or banners, but without balloons. Balloons are not allowed in Jersey City public activities such as motorcades.
Organizers will hold a fellowship at the park after the motorcade. Anyone may bring food.