Press Releases

Wed: NAN to Lead Faith Leaders, Community Activists & Elected Officials In a Rally to Support Newark’s Efforts to Address Water Filters & Distribution in the Wake of Lead Being Found in the Water

Aug 20, 2019

NEW YORK (August 20, 2019) — National Action Network (NAN) will convene faith leaders, community activists, and social justice leaders on Wednesday to stand in solidarity with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and city officials as they work to address residents’ concerns about the city’s water filtration systems. Participants will lead a rally and press conference to discuss the issue.


Pastor Steffie Bartley, Northeast Regional Director, NAN
Pastor David Jefferson, Metropolitan Baptist Church
Rev. Derrick Green, Governor Murphy Administration
Pastor Joe A. Carter, New Hope Baptist Church
Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, The City of Orange
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, City of Plainfield
Rabbi Abe Friedman‏
Louise Scott-Rountree, Newark Clergy Affairs & Interfaith Alliance
Rev. Paul Valerius, City Hope Newark
Pastor Ralph M. Branch Jr., Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Pastor Ronald Slaughter, Saint James AME
And other Community activists and elected officials


August 21, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.


Newark City Hall
920 Broad Street
Newark, NJ