Press Releases

May 01, 2024

Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Antisemitism Awareness Act

(Wednesday, May 1, 2024) — Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement regarding her vote on the Antisemitism Awareness Act: “Today, my decision to vote against the Antisemitism Awareness Act is rooted in the belief that concrete, bipartisan efforts are essential to combatting the rising threat of antisemitism. I recognize the urgency of addressing hate in all its forms, and for this reason I cannot support legislation that lacks substantive solutions and only serve…  Continue Reading

May 01, 2024

Rep. Watson Coleman, Senator Booker Reintroduce CROWN Act to Fight Racial Discrimination

(May 1, 2024) - Today, Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Gwen Moore (WI-04), Summer Lee (PA-12) and Maxwell Frost (FL-10) announced the reintroduction of the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair or CROWN Act in the House of Representatives, a bill to outlaw discrimination on the basis of hair texture. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) also announced reintroduction of the CROWN Act in the Senate.  The CROWN …  Continue Reading

April 26, 2024

Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Campus Protests

Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement regarding anti-war protests on college campuses across the country and in New Jersey's 12th District. “No matter your faith or background, the right to freely practice your religion and the right to protest unite us as Americans. Our Founding Fathers recognized that these rights were essential to a healthy democracy and placed both in the First Amendment.  “Agitators who seek to co-opt the recent student-led protests for …  Continue Reading


April 10, 2023

Addressing Fair Chances in Housing

March 29, 2023

Floor Speech on Gun Violence

March 22, 2023

Floor Speech on WATER Act