Press Release

JDCA Mourns Congressman Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019

WASHINGTON – Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) mourns the loss of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). JDCA Chair Ron Klein and Vice Chair and Maryland Board Member Barbara Goldberg Goldman released the following statement:

“We are devastated by the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, known to many as ‘the conscience of the House’ and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Cummings was uncompromising in his commitment to the values that truly define what makes America great, including equality and justice for all. Rep. Cummings’ remarkable legacy serves as an inspiration to all who aspire to lead with their values, and the Jewish community is incredibly grateful to him for his persistent leadership, partnership and support.

“We send our condolences to his wife Maya and the family, friends and loved ones of Rep. Cummings, and are committed to honoring his memory and leadership with ongoing efforts to live up to his own high moral and ethical standards, and work consistently to elect officials who embody and reflect our common values. May his name and memory be for blessings.”