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Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing)

Pelosi names Watson Coleman to Semiquincentennial Commission

By David Wildstein, February 23 2019 12:38 am

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing) has been named to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission that will help plan for the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.

Watson Coleman was named to the panel by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

On a national level, I’ll represent and promote New Jersey’s Revolutionary contributions as a member of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission,” Watson Coleman said. “I’m eager to ensure that our state’s story is represented in the revolutionary heritage that unites us all as Americans.”

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker both praised Watson Coleman’s appointment to the commission.

“Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman’s leadership will assure New Jersey’s historic role in the American Revolution gets the appropriate attention,” said Menendez.

Booker said that the “proud history of New Jersey is inextricably tied to the events that founded our nation.”

“As the only African-American woman and New Jersey resident appointed to this commission, Congresswoman Watson Coleman will bring a much-needed voice to that important story and I have no doubt that the commission’s dialogue will be better for it,” Booker said.

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