NEWARK—On Saturday, Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Frank Pallone, Jr. received the endorsement of leaders of New Jersey’s faith community at the Paradise Baptist Church in Newark.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to receive such enthusiastic support from some of the most respected leaders in New Jersey’s faith community,” said Pallone. “No one knows better the importance of the issues facing our communities than our religious leaders. They are on the frontlines and have the most direct contact with their communities, hearing every day about the struggles facing New Jerseyans. It is impossible to overstate the value of the work they do to help their communities through their charities and ministries.”
At the event, Pallone stressed the importance of bringing resources back into our communities and working together with the ministers to address the needs of New Jerseyans. Pallone was praised for his record of getting things done to help improve the lives of working people.
“We have a lot of work to do in New Jersey and I will continue to fight every day in the Senate for greater social and economic justice, job creation, economic growth and improving access to health care and education,” said Pallone. “New Jersey needs a Senator who will fight for working people and understands what our communities need to thrive. I have a record of getting things done that matter and I will bring that approach with me to the Senate. I know that together, with the support of these committed faith leaders, we can make a difference. I want to help people throughout New Jersey as they work hard provide for their families, and I believe that government can play a positive role in improving people’s lives. ”
The following is a list of the clergy who voiced their support for Pallone in the Tuesday, August 13 primary to fill the seat of the late Senator Lautenberg:
- Bishop Jethro James
- Bishop Rudy Carlton
- Reverend Dr. Perry Simmons
- Minister Charles Wright
- Reverend Michael Johnson
- Reverend George Britt
- Reverend Kenneth L Saunders
- Deacon Isaac Knox
- Reverend James Bailey
- Reverend Jameel A Morrison
- Reverend Julian La Rosa Cooper
- Presiding Elder Howard Grant
- Pastor Alfred Johnson
- Reverend Rodney McRae
- Minister Simuel Brown
Also in attendance was community activist Ibrahim Sharif.
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