RELEASE: Gottheimer Updates North NJ Baptist Association on COVID-19 Impact on North Jersey, Racial Justice, Reopening NJ

Jun 22, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ – This weekend, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined a video conference call with the North New Jersey Baptist Association and provided updates on efforts to help the Fifth District community combat the coronavirus, discussed racial justice, and outlined New Jersey’s Phase 2 reopening plan.  

“Everyone across the Fifth District and our nation is being affected by this outbreak, and it is imperative that we continue to provide updated information on the federal and state resources available to help all our different populations get through this together,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “I know that these past few months have been incredibly difficult for North Jersey. Now, more than ever, we need to come together as a community and seek common ground in unity – not division. These conference calls give me a way to connect with Fifth District residents and leaders, to answer questions they have about federal issues, and to help get resources and support to them as quickly as possible.” 

Gottheimer has signed on to cosponsor the Justice in Policing Act — to increase accountability, address racial discrimination, and help save lives. The House is expected to vote on the bill this week.

Gottheimer is also cosponsoring Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s (TX-18) resolution to fully commemorate and observe Juneteenth and is co-sponsoring legislation to create the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys — to study the societal forces that have disproportionately impacted black men and boys in America.

If any Fifth District resident has questions regarding federal or state support, grants, and small business loans, or COVID-19 resources, please visit or email questions to


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