RELEASE: Gottheimer Joins With North Jersey Korean American Community at the 2022 Chodae & Mosaic Fall Festival

Nov 01, 2022
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NORTHVALE, NJ

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Above: Gottheimer at the 2022 Chodae & Mosaic Fall Festival with Reverend John Oh and North Jersey community members.

NORTHVALE, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) took part in the 2022 Chodae & Mosaic Fall Festival. The festival brings New Jersey’s diverse communities together to celebrate the changing seasons with plenty of fun and friendly-family activities like Trunk or Treating, food, and more. 

“A critical part of North Jersey’s strength is our proud Korean American community — which works every day to make the Fifth District an even better place to live, raise our families, and do business. I’m proud to be able to celebrate with Reverend John Oh, Pastor Dave Park, and members of the community to demonstrate that we must all work together. We must remember that our diversity is our greatest strength,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), an Associate Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). 

Gottheimer has worked with Korean American community and business leaders from North Jersey to support small businesses, lower taxes, keep communities safe, help make life more affordable, and combat hate against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Video of Gottheimer at the 2022 Chodae & Mosaic Fall Festival can be found here.

Fighting crime and supporting law enforcement: Gottheimer’s bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Invest to Protect Act, recently passed the House to make critical, targeted investments in local police departments and ensure that police officers in smaller communities in North Jersey and across the country have the resources and training they need to keep themselves and their communities safe. Gottheimer also announced that the Fifth District clawed back more than $4.3 million of surplus federal equipment and resources for local law enforcement in 2021, as well as more than $2.7 million in 2020 for federal investments to help hire law enforcement and help our police officers better protect our communities and themselves.

Lowering taxes and making life more affordable: Gottheimer has launched an Affordability Agenda for Jersey, which includes working to get fuel and energy prices down, cutting day-to-day costs like prescription drugs, helping cut through red tape and bureaucracy, and lowering taxes for hard-working families.

Fixing North Jersey’s crumbling infrastructure: Gottheimer helped lead the charge to shape and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, working with Democrats and Republicans to enact the greatest infrastructure investment in a century. The bipartisan legislation will help build the new Gateway Train Tunnel, fix our crumbling roads, bridges, rail, and NJ Transit, help fight climate change, invest in our ports, expand broadband access to the unconnected, and help get lead out of our children’s drinking water.

Supporting local small businesses: During the height of the pandemic, Gottheimer helped lead the Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan group of Senators in writing and passing emergency bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation to support families, small businesses, and frontline workers, including a new round of PPP resources. 

Combating hate: Since taking office, Gottheimer has helped Fifth District houses of worship, schools, and local community organizations claw back more than $7.7 million in federal Nonprofit Security Grants from FEMA, to invest in security for organizations that are at risk of a terrorist attack from homegrown and lone-wolf ISIS-inspired terrorists and white supremacists. Gottheimer helped pass Rep. Grace Meng’s resolution last Congress to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19, and supports the resolution again this Congress. Gottheimer has also helped lead bipartisan efforts to work to pass the NO HATE Act, which has been endorsed by the Problem Solvers Caucus that Gottheimer co-chairs, to strengthen federal law to combat hate speech, threats, and attacks.

Working across the aisle: Gottheimer serves as the Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, where he works to bring the group of 29 Democrats and 29 Republicans together across party lines to find areas of agreement on key issues including cutting taxes, lowering health care costs, supporting veterans, and improving infrastructure to help the American people.

Below: Gottheimer at the 2022 Chodae & Mosaic Fall Festival.

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