Nation Can 'Begin To Heal:' Sherrill Shares Inauguration Message

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill, from New Jersey District 11 attended the historic inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris.

“With the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol this afternoon, the country can begin to heal after four years of division and intolerance," Sherrill said in a statement. "“President Biden will work on behalf of all Americans. His experience, empathy, and grace are perfectly suited to this moment when we need such qualities more than ever."

Sherrill noted that Biden will work with Congress to usher in a new era of American leadership that harnesses the resilience that has always defined the United States. The coronavirus pandemic, economic recession, systemic racism, climate crisis, and our crumbling infrastructure all require intense focus and commitment, she said.

"His decades of public service have prepared him to meet the challenges we face, and I know President Biden and his administration will help us build back better," Sherrill said. "“As the first woman, first Black American, and first Asian American to serve as Vice President, Kamala Harris gives the United States even more reason to believe in our potential and our future. She is a shining example to women and girls across the world, and I am so grateful that my daughters and my sons have her to look up to as an example. She will be a strong leader alongside President Biden."

Sherrill said she was happy she was able to attend the event.

“Today is a day to celebrate and turn to the work that lies ahead,” she said.

Her district includes the following municipalities:

Morris County - Boonton Town, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Denville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown Town, Mountain Lakes, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Pequannock, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township and Victory Gardens

Essex County - Bloomfield (split with 10th), Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair (split with 10th), North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange (split with 10th)

Passaic County - Bloomingdale, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne and Woodland Park

Sussex County - Byram, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Sparta and Stanhope

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This article originally appeared on the Parsippany Patch