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Randolph Township Proclamation Brings Attention to Adults Serving Teens Alcohol, Council Hears Suggestion for Gun Violence Awareness Day

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Councilman Jim Loveys presents "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most" proclamation to Municipal Alliance Committee representatives Credits: Danielle Wilson
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Councilman Jim Loveys presents "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most" proclamation to Municipal Alliance Committee representatives Credits: Danielle Wilson
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RANDOLPH, NJ - Mayor Christine Carey opened Thursday’s council meeting proclaiming May “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking” month in partnership with the Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC). Council member Jim Loveys, liaison to the MAC, read the proclamation.

“The committee was formed to combat drug and alcohol use in the township,” Loveys explained. “It’s around this time every year that with upcoming proms… the committee tries to discourage parents from holding parties and serving things they shouldn’t be serving.”

“Alcohol use by young people is dangerous, not only because of the risks associated with acute impairment, but also because of the threat to their long-term development and well-being,” read the proclamation.

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The proclamation continues by reminding parents “it is illegal to give or allow your teen’s friends to drink alcohol in your home, even with their parent’s permission.”

Parents who provide alcohol to underage youth can face up to $1,000 in fines and six months in jail, according to this proclamation.

“Adults have the authority and responsibility to our youth to provide them with alternative opportunities by creating alcohol free activities,” Loveys read.

“I really want to thank the town council for their support,” said committee chair Liz Ritter. “It’s not a lot of funding we need, but it’s nice to know when we ask for things like this, that you’re there to help us.”

During the public comment portion of the meeting, Leslie Moran from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense invited the council members to consider proclaiming June 2 for their cause.

“We support the second amendment, and we support responsible gun ownership, but we also are committed to reducing gun violence by keeping guns out of the wrong hands,” Moran explained. “I want to talk to you about June 2. June 2 is a special day because it’s the birthday of Hadiya Pendleton… She marched in President Obama’s second inaugural and... she was shot and killed in Chicago just a few weeks later.”

The organization honors her and other victims of gun violence on June 2 by wearing orange, “because that’s the safety color that hunters wear,” Moran continued.

“Our ask is that you would consider this proclamation… declaring June 2 National Gun Violence Awareness Day,” she said. “I’m not saying every town does it, and not everybody thinks to ask. But I’m here; I live in Randolph, and I care about this.”

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