On Wednesday, June 29 at noon, the Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale of the Reformed Church of Highland Park will be attending a symbolic “sit-in” to discuss gun violence and gun reform in America. Congressman Frank Pallone, who represents the Borough of Highland Park in the 6th Congressional District, will host the event in his New Brunswick office, 67/69 Church Street.
Pastor Kaper-Dale invited the members of his congregation to attend as well. “We at RCHP, who have so many ideas for social justice issues in response to our faith, have not always been clear about how to tackle gun-reform. I would suggest that this might be the kind of setting to have real, honest dialogue about guns and more,” he said in an email to members of the Highland Park community.
The following is the press release issued from Congressman Pallone’s office:
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ- On Wednesday, June 29 at 12 pm in his New Brunswick office, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) will continue the sit-in and conversation on gun violence that began on the floor of the House of Representatives last week. For 26 hours House Democrats demanded that Speaker Ryan hold a vote on important measures to prevent tragedies like the one that took place recently in Orlando, FL. On Wednesday, Pallone will hold a symbolic sit-in with his constituents and discuss the steps that need to be to be taken to address mass shootings.
Pallone read several letters from his constituents during the sit-in on the House floor and he plans to take ideas and comments from the community and bring them back to Washington, DC. The meeting is part of the House Democrats National Day of Action to reduce gun violence. Throughout the country House Democrats will meet with their constituents to discuss the gun violence epidemic and call on Speaker Ryan to bring up for an up-or-down vote common sense, bipartisan legislation to address the crisis.
Pallone has called on Republican leadership to allow for the consideration of The Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act – bipartisan legislation to expand and strengthen our background checks system and the bipartisan ‘No Fly, No Buy’ bill.
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06)
Pallone to hold Continue Sit-In and Conversation on Reducing Gun Violence
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12pm
Congressman Pallone’s District Office
67/69 Church St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901