Gottheimer Speaks at Demonstration of Unity with NAACP, Washington Township Police — Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice

Jun 04, 2020

Above: Gottheimer speaks at a demonstration of unity in Washington Borough.

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) spoke at a demonstration of unity with the Warren-Sussex County NAACP, Washington Township Police Department, Washington Borough leadership, and North Jersey residents — to gather peacefully in solidarity for racial justice.

“Not only is our country coping with the loss of more than 100,000 lives to COVID-19, including more than 2,800 lives lost here in the Fifth District counties, along with the ongoing public health and economic crisis — but we are continuing to see how Americans are being wrongfully killed because of the color of their skin. This is a fight to end the discrimination, inequality, and deadly racism that has had a grip on our country for far, far too long,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer at tonight’s demonstration of unity. “I’m honored to be here with you tonight, standing in solidarity, standing in unity. The NAACP, members of our community, law enforcement — all coming together to stand up for justice and to fight to make sure our country’s future is far better and brighter than our past.” 

Gottheimer continued, “We’re mourning for George Floyd, and all those who’ve been wrongfully killed because of the color of their skin, their faith, or their background. But what we’re seeing right now in our country is that we are constructively confronting the very ugly truth that the color of our skin predetermines much about our lives, and we are choosing to talk about how to address that reality, and we are fighting to do better.

Gottheimer was joined tonight by members of the Warren-Sussex County NAACP, NAACP President Charles Boddy, members of the Washington Township Police Department, Borough of Washington Mayor David Higgins, Deputy Mayor & Warren-Sussex County NAACP Vice President Ethel Conry, and local officials.

Below: Gottheimer stands with Deputy Mayor & Warren-Sussex County NAACP Vice President Ethel Conry, the Washington Township Police Department, and North Jersey residents.


Below: Tonight’s demonstration of unity in Washington Borough.




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