RELEASE: Gottheimer Hosts 54th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall Virtually — with Bergen Commissioner Germaine Ortiz Honors Hispanic Heritage Month, Urges Census Participation, Discusses COVID-19 Relief

Sep 25, 2020


Above: Gottheimer with Bergen County Commissioner Germaine Ortiz to honor Hispanic Heritage Month during today’s 54th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 24, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted his 54th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall virtually on Facebook Live, with special guest Bergen County Commissioner Germaine Ortiz, to honor Hispanic Heritage Month and answer questions about COVID-19 relief and federal action to help North Jersey.

“I’d like to thank Commissioner Ortiz for joining me and for everyone who tuned into my virtual 54th Cup of Joe with Josh Town Hall, where I was able to connect with residents all across North Jersey while I’m here in Washington voting this week,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “I want to thank Commissioner Ortiz for speaking about her background and her work as a Commissioner in Bergen County, her efforts to help our community through this crisis, and how the pandemic has impacted the Latinx community, families, and businesses. I will continue to update North Jersey on what I’m doing to combat this outbreak as we head into the fall, to help ensure our hospitals have the resources they need, to fight for a new bipartisan relief package, to get our businesses much needed support, and help all our communities impacted by this public health and economic crisis.”

Watch today’s virtual “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall HERE.

Gottheimer is leading several initiatives to combat the impacts of COVID-19 on North Jersey residents including the following: 

·  Last week, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chaired by Gottheimer, unveiled its “March to Common Ground” COVID relief framework to help break the gridlock on the latest COVID-19 relief package and encourage negotiators to get back to the table.

·  Earlier this week, Gottheimer stood at the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home to outline steps to help protect North Jersey seniors and veterans in long-term care facilities from COVID-19, and to demand to know if facilities are properly prepared as North Jersey enters flu season.


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