ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  The Robbinsville Township Council adopted a resolution Thursday night to solidify the community's stance to "unequivocally condemn racism, systemic injustice, and wanton brutality of any kind against black people specifically, and against people of color broadly."

The Resolution comes as the town, state and nation debate "the scourge of systemic injustice and racial prejudice, and inspired community conversations about how people from all walks of life must come together at this crucial moment to support people of color." 

In supporting the resolution unanimously, Mayor David Fried and the Township Council spoke with one voice "affirming that Until Black Lives Matter, All Lives Can’t Matter." 

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The Resolution also noted that almost a year ago, on August 8, 2019 the Robbinsville Township Council adopted another measure to celebrate "the diversity of the residents of our community" and condemn “hate or any form of discrimination or racism."

In recent weeks residents have organized a Peace March to support all people of color as well as a Unity Rally to bring the community together.  

The Council encouraged a continued open dialogue between elected officials, law enforcement and the community "on issues of race and public safety to ensure that all residents feel valued, supported, and safe." 

Fried and the Township Council invited residents who wish to engage directly on issues of race and public safety to share their views during two public listening periods offered during every Township Council meeting that are held every second and fourth Thursday each month. 

Residents also can reach out privately via email to Fried (Mayor@robbinsville.net) or a member of the Township Council (Council@robbinsville.net).

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