WASHINGTON, DC- Marc R. Stanley, Chair of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), and David A. Harris, NJDC’s President and CEO, today jointly issued the following statement welcoming Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) to the 112th Congress:
“The National Jewish Democratic Council extends a warm welcome and our best wishes to Representative David Cicilline as he begins his term in the 112th Congress. We look forward to joining with Cicilline in the coming weeks and months as we work to protect the monumental changes for which we all fought so hard during the 111th Congress.
As the mayor of Providence, RI, Cicilline demonstrated his commitment to Jeiwsh values by successfully instituting reforms that decreased crime, revitalized neighborhoods, and benefitted public education. With his proven track record, NJDC believes that Cicilline will continue to stand up for the values of the American Jewish community and will be a strong ally in the fight against the Republican Party’s increasingly extremist right-wing agenda. In the coming months, NJDC will continue to fulfill our mission and serve as a central resource for Cicilline and other Democratic office holders.”