Gilmore, Solomon to sponsor Jersey City Gun Violence Awareness Day resolution


Jersey City Councilmen Frank “Educational” Gilmore and James Solomon will sponsor a  Jersey City Gun Violence Awareness Day resolution that will receive a vote this evening.

Jersey City Ward F Councilman Frank Gilmore (left) and Ward E Councilman James Solomon at the January 1st, 2022 inauguration ceremony.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

They will present the resolution to Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement Executive Director Pamela Johnson and Hudson Partnership CMO Director Robyn Gorman.

The JCAVCM is a grassroots anti-gun violence group connecting the community with mutual aid and resources, while Hudson Partnership CMO connects victims of gun violence to resources and services, working to build citywide coalitions to cope with shootings.

“I think this resolution is a step in the right direction with regards to highlighting gun violence in our community,” Gilmore said in a statement.

“It’s also important to acknowledge that this resolution doesn’t just speak to mass shootings but also includes the everyday gun violence that plagues our city.”

This resolution has been sponsored annually in Jersey City, but this year’s renewal is particularly significant given the recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo.

“I am proud to honor those members of our community working relentlessly to combat gun violence and its effects,” added Solomon, a sponsor of the measure since he took office in 2018.

“It is the most pressing problem facing our city and it is my moral obligation to do everything in my power to combat it – by funding and supporting the communities that are harmed by it.”

The resolution to be considered at the council’s 6 p.m. regular meeting designates the first Friday in June to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

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