U.S. Reps. Grace Meng and Ted Lieu Join Gottheimer to Encourage Early Voting and Volunteering

Commonsense Bipartisan Problem Solving vs. Extremism

Above: Gottheimer at the Get Out The Vote Rally in Fort Lee.

FORT LEE, NJ — Today, October 29, 2022, with just ten days left until the election, Josh Gottheimer held a Get Out The Vote Rally to encourage residents to get to the polls for early voting and volunteer with the campaign. In-person early voting began today in New Jersey and will remain open through November 6. 

This election is a choice between commonsense, bipartisan leadership to get things done for Jersey and a hardline, radical right extremist who has aligned himself with the domestic terrorist group Oath Keepers and will to take away a woman’s right to choose with no exceptions.

Featured speakers included U.S. Representatives Grace Meng (NY-6) and Ted Lieu (CA-33). 

“It’s so great to be here with all of you in person, fired up, and ready to bring it home big. We’re in the homestretch and I know that if we keep fighting, keep knocking on doors, keep spreading the word, and most importantly, keep making sure we all get out and vote, I know we will win it in November,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “Hundreds of thousands of people have already voted in New Jersey — which is great — but we can’t take anything for granted. We know that elections have consequences. In 2016, too many people took the presidency for granted, and we’ve seen the result.”

Gottheimer continued, “Here we are, and now running again in a slightly different district with old friends and new ones — and, as hard as it is to believe, we’re up against another radical far-right extremist who has pledged his allegiance to Donald Trump. My opponent is so extreme he has not only refused to denounce the Oath Keepers — the domestic terrorist group that attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6 — but he has called them good people who he stands by. He supports ending a woman’s right to choose — even in cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother — and even called abortion ‘manslaughter.’”

Gottheimer was joined by Rep. Grace Meng (NY-6), Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33), Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, Bergen County Commissioner Mary Amoroso, Bergen County Commissioner Tom Sullivan, Councilman Harvey Suhmer, Councilman Peter Suh, Councilman Paul Yoon, Councilwoman Mike Sargenti, Councilwoman Ila Kasofsky, Councilwoman Jannie Chung, Municipal Chair Melvina Cobb, Councilman at Large Charles Cobb, Municipal Chair Marc Macri, Bergen County Democratic Committee Chairman Paul Juliano, Korean American Association Fort Lee President John Hwang, and Chinese American Association Fort Lee President Ping Hou.

Gottheimer, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, helped craft and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to fix our crumbling roads and bridges, delivered critical resources for our police, veterans, and small business, and has always fought to protect a woman’s right to choose. Gottheimer’s bipartisan, bicameral Invest to Protect Act recently passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support to ensure that local police departments have what they need to recruit and retain the finest officers, to provide necessary training, and to invest in mental health resources for officers. Gottheimer will continue his work to lower taxes, cut the debt, reduce prescription drugs prices, and make life more affordable for families in North Jersey. 

Gottheimer has earned the endorsement of the New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (NJSPBA), the New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association (STFA), and the National Troopers Coalition (NTC), and the the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association (PAPBA).

Gottheimer was named the most bipartisan Democrat in the House of Representatives for the third year by the Lugar Center at Georgetown University.