Karlito Almeda is running for election to the New Jersey General Assembly in the 39th District, which includes portions of Bergen County and Passaic County.
As a 26 year old first generation Filipino-American, Karlito Almeda is a resident of Mahwah and has been a community organizer for almost a decade. He has collaborated with the Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization and Environment New Jersey to keep the state’s air, water, and land clean. Karlito currently serves as the Deputy Legislative Director for Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and has been instrumental in the construction of landmark legislation. Two issues Karlito cares deeply about are revitalizing our infrastructure and rethinking transportation to improve the air we breathe, the water we drink, the internet we use, address income inequality, and help communities of color.
Karlito Almeda and his running mate Melinda Iannuzzi are running against an incumbent Assemblyman who earned one of the lowest lifetime scores in the Assembly with an atrocious 21% on our 2019 Scorecard. It is clear why the Assemblyman is a core component of our 2021 "Dirty Duo." The Assemblyman opposed crucial environmental legislation such as the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, and he voted against the first-in-the-nation comprehensive environmental justice legislation known as the Cumulative Impacts Bill, which was hailed as a turning point in helping mitigate the disproportionate effects of pollution in low-income, predominantly Black and Brown communities. In addition to voting NO on these two bills, the Assemblyman has a history of opposing many other environmental priority bills such as the Clean Energy Act, as well as legislation that would uphold the International Paris Agreement on Climate Change. He has also opposed one of the most extensive Electric Vehicle bills that would upgrade our infrastructure, electrify public transportation, and make it easier for the average person to buy an EV. This is why we urge you to vote for Karlito Almeda and Melinda Iannuzzi, whom we've proudly endorsed for Assembly in the 39th District.