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Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Congressional Black Caucus backs Pascrell

By David Wildstein, June 11 2020 2:46 pm

The Congressional Black Caucus PAC has endorsed Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson) for re-election to a 13th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Representing one of America’s most diverse districts, Bill Pascrell understands that only when all of us are on the same footing can America be truly equal,” said Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-New York), the caucus chairman.  “Throughout his career, Bill Pascrell has a stalwart ally and a tireless fighter against injustice, a powerful counsel for the powerless, a wise advocate for minority opportunity, and a fierce enemy of sinister voter suppression.”

The Congressional Black Caucus contributed $5,000 to Pascrell’s campaign in March.

“The fight for the empowerment of our African American communities remains one of the most important missions of our leaders in the United States Capitol,” Meeks said.

Pascrell faces a primary challenge from Zina Spezakis and Alp Basaran.

“As a member of the House I have always stood in awe of the CBC’s vibrant legacy and so I am humbled to accept CBCPAC’s endorsement,” Pascrell said.  “There can be no question that full and equal justice for all African Americans remains elusive.

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