My District Work Period
With Earth Day this past Saturday, I attended numerous events where I saw New Jersey residents taking action to protect the future of our planet. At Sandy Hook, hundreds of volunteers came out to participate in Beach Sweeps and helped clean up one of our state’s most precious resources. At the March for Science in Trenton on Earth Day thousands came out to convey their support for science and its critical role in combating climate change. On Sunday I attended the Edison Earth Day celebration, where the town’s public library educated residents on how to get involved protecting the environment.
Public education is the cornerstone of our education system and I view it as one of my top priorities to ensure that they have the resources and support to educate our children. That’s why I visited Old Bridge High School and heard from eager students about their views on Congress and how we can work together to get things done. I was also able to visit the child care center at JFK Health Center in Edison and I read to children ages 3 to 6. Study after study stresses the importance of childhood education and we need to make sure that all children in New Jersey have affordable access to it.
It is my job to represent you and these meetings help inform my opinions and shape my work in Washington. Your voice and work strengthening our communities drives me to fight to protect and support public education, the environment, and our local fire and police departments.
These are just a few of the events I’ve taken part in recently and I hope you will visit my website and Facebook and Twitterpages to learn more about my work in New Jersey. Please also keep an eye out for my Facebook Live Q & A that I hold most weeks on Thursday or Friday.