Congressman Kim to Hold Telephone Town Hall on Issues Impacting Black Community
Congressman Kim to Hold Telephone Town Hall
on Issues Impacting Black Community
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced that he will be holding a telephone town hall on Sunday, June 28th at 4:30pm to discuss issues impacting the Black community including policing reform and the economic impact of the Coronavirus crisis. Congressman Kim will be joined by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and the author of the Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act, which would ban the use of chokeholds by law enforcement officers.
“Events of the past months have made clear the vast inequalities in our criminal justice system and our economy for Black Americans,” said Congressman Kim. “These are issues that need to be confronted and that demand solutions. I’m proud to be joined by Chairman Jeffries for this important conversation and look forward to speaking with our neighbors across Burlington and Ocean Counties about what must be done toward the goal of justice and equality.”
Congressman Kim is a co-sponsor of the Justice in Policing Act, which would provide critical reforms that address ongoing issues impacting law enforcement and communities of color with the aim of greater public safety. In the past weeks, Congressman Kim has joined peaceful demonstrations calling for justice for George Floyd, has held a virtual forum on discrimination and bias, and has met with Black community leaders to hear their concerns and discuss solutions on police reform and other critical issues. In the coming weeks, the Congressman will be holding additional listening sessions and convenings to elevate the voices and issues of the Black community in Burlington and Ocean Counties.
Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it’s having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.