Working In the District
August 14, 2008

Dear Friend,

One thing that I take great privilege in as a Member of Congress is the opportunity to stay active within the 13th District.  It is an honor to participate in events at home to learn and address the concerns of residents in the District. Please read about my most recent activities below. 

 Trinitas Hospital Visit

On August 5th I toured the Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth as well as the newest addition to the campus, the Trinitas Cancer Center.  Also, I visited the Hospital’s Pediatric Health Center and was able to view first-hand the nationally sponsored Reach Out and Read program that seeks to make early literacy a standard plan of pediatric patient care year round.  During the visit, I was able to participate, along with hospital board members and health center staff, in distributing books to patients from 6 months to 5 years of age.

Metropolitan Health Center's Kickoff of National Health Center Week

August 11th celebrated the kickoff of National Health Center Week at the Metropolitan Health Center in Jersey City.  National Health Center Week spotlights the exemplar work of those health care professionals at various health centers, who have helped many of the medically underserved and uninsured.  At the event, I discussed my commitment to the promotion of federally qualified health centers, such as Metropolitan Health Center, which provides health care to the community.

National Night Out Against Crime

On August 5th Union City held the 25th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Celebration.  National Night Out is an opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie.  I was happy to attend with 6,000 plus residents to show my support for this important night.

 Jersey City Asian Merchant Association Meeting

On August 6th I met with the Jersey City Asian Merchant Association at their monthly meeting in Jersey City.  I was joined by the special guest from India, Senator Bharat Solinke from the Indian State of Gujarat.  During the meeting we discussed federal programs and policies of importance to the small business community.

Thank you for taking the time to read my E-Newsletter.  If you are interested in viewing photos from the events I recently participated in, please view the Photo Gallery section of my website at .  I look forward to continuing to update you on my work.

Congressman Albio Sires Signature
Albio Sires
Member of Congress