GLEN ROCK - While democrat congressman Josh Gottheimer's office (NJ-05) was conferencing with veterans today, outside his office building in Glen Rock, constituents protested his voting record in the US Congress.
Gottheimer represents New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District in the northern most part of the state, which includes parts of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties. He was sworn in on January 3, 2017.
Constituents arrived at his Glen Rock office, 65 Harristown Road, on Aug. 8 from various environmental and progressive groups within his district to protest his "non-democrat" votes.
Analilia Mejia from the Working Families Party, told those who gathered, they need to "push, fight and call" the congressman to be heard.
"We need to formally request a date," she said.
Activists who attended were concerned about Gottheimer's voting record since he has taken office.
"There are three votes to point to," Ringwood resident Robin Kanetti said. "We're beyond disappointed with them."
Kanetti referenced Gottheimer's votes on President Donald Trump's southern border wall funding and oil pipelines which she said "should have been more toward democrat values."
Ringwood resident Wenke Taule said, "Gottheimer is voting is astounding, he needs to be more discerning."
The group chanted, "No ban, no wall, we demand healthcare for all," and "To persist, resist."
One woman held up a sign with "Dump Trump" and a poop emoji that had a blond waft of Trump hair.