Trenton, NJ (Mercer). Yesterday morning, Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli joined Interim Principal Dana Williamson at Joyce Kilmer School in Trenton to present several-dozen donated copies of “Speechless,” — a children’s book about the importance finding your voice and speaking up for what you believe in — by Matt Eventoff (second from left) and Thomas Ray García.

He spoke to fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students about the fundamental importance of reading and finding your voice early in life. The students and the Assemblyman took a pledge together, that he created, to read regularly and speak up and speak out for what is right.

He also presented copies of a joint legislative resolution commemorating the event to Interim Principal Williamson, Ms. Bella, Mr. Porche, Mr. Beitel, Ms. Martin and Ms. Wooten. The event was received well by everyone who participated. – Narrative provided by Karl Weiskopf, Aide to the Assemblyman.

Assemblyman Verrelli speaks to students about finding his voice and the importance of speaking up and speaking out.
Co-Author Matt Eventoff addresses students about the book and the importance of speaking up.
Assemblyman Verrelli leads students in the pledge he created as a part of his Speak Up, Speak Out – Your Voice Matters movement.

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