On Wednesday, May 8, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh and Councilman Luis Velez joined Jersey Renews as partners GreenFaith, NJ Work Environment Council, and Environment New Jersey at the Calvary Baptist Church for an electric vehicle blessing on a sunny afternoon.
Led by Rev. Dr. Randall Lassiter, Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, leaders of different faiths stood together to bless the electric vehicles assembled in the church parking lot as well as a prayer to move the omnibus electric vehicle bill, S2252/A4819, through committee.
Emphasizing the urgency of addressing air pollution and climate change and the creation of green jobs for urban communities, Rev. Dr. Randall Lassiter welcomed more than 60 community members to participate in the ceremony. “We are here not only for the educational and economic opportunity, but also above all else to care for the voiceless, the blind, and the sick. This is the pattern of Jesus in 2019, in line with the mission of the Gospels. What we are doing here is coming together to help further the Lord’s work.”