Above: Gottheimer at the interfaith vigil in Glen Rock this week.
GLEN ROCK, NJ — This week, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), along with NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and local leaders, held a vigil to commemorate the Indianapolis FedEx shooting last month, which tragically killed eight people, including four Sikh-Americans.
“We are here today because we know that hope and progress cannot be held hostage by those who seek to do us harm. We are here today to join together as one community and to honor the core ideas that unite us all — like my belief that, in our country, our diversity remains our greatest strength,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “The founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, taught his followers to remember God, to oppose artificially created divisions and discrimination, and to promote goodwill for all. As we face a terrifying rise in bias, intolerance, and hate against religious and ethnic minorities — both here at home and abroad — we must remember those teachings from Guru Nanak, and remember what can bring us all together.”
Gottheimer was joined by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, President of the Glen Rock Gurudwara, Gurjit Singh Sammewali; past Glen Rock Gurudwara President Jasjit Hundal, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Bergen Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Glen Rock Mayor Kristine Morieko, local faith leaders, local service leaders, and members of the community.
Watch Gottheimer’s address at this week’s vigil here.
Below: Gottheimer at the interfaith vigil in Glen Rock this week.