PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Lance Declines Invitation to Town Hall - NJ7 Citizens for Change

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Lance Declines Invitation to Town Hall

Congressman Leonard Lance has declined invitation by student activists in New Jersey’s seventh congressional district to attend a town hall discussing the issue of gun violence and our nation’s need for stricter gun control legislation.

NEW PROVIDENCE, New Jersey — (April 28th, 2018) — Congressman Leonard Lance has rejected student activists’ invitation to attend a town hall on April 28th. Democratic candidates for the 2018 Congressional election Peter Jacob, Goutam U. Jois, and Tom Malinowski will be attending the town hall.

Congressman Lance will not attend our town hall because of a scheduling conflict. However, if he had been available that day, he still would not have come. He refused to appear on stage with candidates who may end up opposing him in the 2018 midterm election.

However, Congressman Lance will be holding his own town hall sometime before the end of May. It will not be on the issue of gun control, but just a general town hall where constituents can ask questions on whatever topics they would like. He has pledged to allow one member of our group to ask a question on the gun safety issue.

We are grateful that Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Jois, and Mr. Malinowski will be appearing at the town hall. We hope to engage them in a productive dialogue on the issues of gun control and gun safety, and to also discuss the impact gun violence has on the constituents of Congressional District Seven.  

The date of our town hall was originally planned for April 20th but has been changed to April 28th due to campaign scheduling issues with candidates. The specific time and venue for the event will be released shortly.

If you have any questions about the town hall please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you all there.


Contact: Gabriella Pickton


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