Editor's note: This is a press release from the Township of Cranford.
Twelve NJ mayors have joined bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition in past month, bringing total to more than 70 mayors, and more than 800 nationwide
Mayors from throughout New Jersey, along with former Gov. Jim Florio, are still waiting for Congress to pass sensible gun laws – at the one month anniversary of the Newtown massacre.
They will meet with the media on Monday, January 14 at 10 a.m. at the Cranford municipal building to lay out their solution for an issue that has reached a boiling point in America. They will also display a new national television advertisement featuring gun violence survivors and victims’ family members.
From there, the mayors will head to Washington on Wednesday to meet with federal lawmakers representing New Jersey to discuss their plan and a timeline for introduction, passage and a signature from the President. The mayors, part of the national, bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, are demanding that guns finally be kept out of criminal hands and military style weapons are taken off our streets.
Who: Twelve mayors from across the state, including Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley, Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, as well as Former Gov. Jim Florio, Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and Michael Pohle, a Flemington resident who lost his son in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting
When: Monday, January 14 9:40 a.m. press set-up / 10 a.m. start time (firm)
Where: Cranford Municipal Building, 8 Springfield Avenue, Cranford NJ