(Basking Ridge, NJ) This week, Tom Malinowski visited local law enforcement and community members in Union County to celebrate National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign throughout the country that promotes police-community partnerships to make our neighborhoods safer and a more caring place to live.
“Our police and first responders are there for us every day,” said Malinowski. “I will keep doing all I can in Congress to get them the resources they need to keep us safe and to build trust with the communities they serve.”
To kick off the night, Tom headed to Linden, where he spoke with Sgt. Oliviera about their shared Polish heritage and to Officer Joseph about the challenges law enforcement faces in the city. Local student, Victoria, spoke with Tom about what he can do to stop school bullying and promote safe spaces for kids in town. She also expressed the need for more school recess! Tom will be bringing that up with his House colleagues as soon as he’s back in Washington.
Tom then visited Rahway to celebrate National Night Out alongside our local heroes. A highlight from the night was watching the Rahway Marine Corps JROTC perform their impressive drills and speaking with the cadets. He spoke with students and families about the latest gun violence prevention legislation.
Thank you to Mayor Josh Losardo, councilmembers, freeholders, and first responders for yet another successful bash in Scotch Plains! Tom met many new faces, and enjoyed a special shout-out from the live student band. Enthusiasm for Tom Malinowski for Congress in Scotch Plains continues to grow and grow.