PHOTO ESSAY: Gov. Phil Murphy and Rep. Mikie Sherrill Attend Gun Violence Prevention Rally

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Published September 13, 2021
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Gov. Phil Murphy addresses attendees of the rally. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

Gov. Phil Murphy and Rep. Mikie Sherrill, along with others, spoke at the Bloomfield Public Library on Sept. 10 to rally against gun violence.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Rep. Mikie Sherrill attended the rally against gun violence. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

Murphy and Sherrill attended the rally against gun violence.
Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

The politicians shared their personal stories and why they believe putting an end to gun violence matters, not only to them, but to the whole nation.

Rep. Mikie Sherrill speaking at the rally against gun violence. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

Rep. Mikie Sherrill speaks at the rally against gun violence.
Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

The crowd made their voices heard outside of the library, holding up signs and banners to take a stand against gun violence. The day ended with hugs, smiles and people proud of the future they are building.

A woman gets the crowd cheering before the speakers step up to the podium. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

A woman gets the crowd cheering before the speakers step up to the podium.
Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

One of the many attendees showing their support to Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

One of the many attendees showing their support to Murphy and Sheila Oliver.
Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

Many members of Moms Demand Action attended the anti-gun violence rally at Bloomfield Public Library. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

Many members of Moms Demand Action attended the anti-gun violence rally at Bloomfield Public Library.
Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

One of the speakers at the rally against gun violence. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

One of the speakers at the rally against gun violence.
Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia speaking at the anti-gun violence rally. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia speaks at the anti-gun violence rally.
Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

Gun violence is a topic that hits close to home for many families across the nation. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

Gun violence is a topic that hits close to home for many families across the nation.
Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

A warm embrace of support after an emotional day of speaking at the rally. Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

A warm embrace of support after an emotional day of speaking at the rally.
Michael Callejas | The Montclarion

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