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Gottheimer commemorates 70th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korea alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Thursday commemorated the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korea alliance and joined a joint session of Congress with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.

New Jersey Assemblywoman Ellen Park (LD-37), the first Korean woman elected to the New Jersey legislature, joined Gottheimer as his special guest.

“Today, we commemorate the historic seventy-year-long U.S.-South Korean partnership and celebrate our proud Korean American community who work every day to make the Fifth District and our nation an even better place to live, raise our families, and do business,” said Gottheimer (NJ-5), an Associate Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). “It’s critical that our nations continue working together to curb growing aggression from China and North Korea, and reaffirm our shared commitment to democracy and peace.”

“Also, with hate crimes and violent, race-based attacks continuing to rise, we must also work with our Korean American residents and small business owners to ensure that they never feel like their voices aren’t heard, that we’re standing up to fight crime and hate, that we’re supporting law enforcement, and that we’re keeping all our communities safe,” Gottheimer said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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