FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 2, 2015
Max Samis, Rabinowitz Communications, email@example.com
Jewish Federations Applaud Senator Mikulski Upon Retirement
Washington, D.C. – Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced today that she will not seek re-election in 2016, marking an end to a career that saw her serve more time in Congress than any other woman in U.S. history. The Jewish Federations of North America congratulated Sen. Mikulski on her long and distinguished career, noting with pride her work on issues of importance to the Jewish community.
William Daroff, senior vice president of public policy and director of the Washington office for Jewish Federations, stated:
“Senator Mikulski is a tireless champion for the Jewish community. Over her nearly 40 years of public service in the House and Senate, she has worked together with Jewish Federations to help the most vulnerable among us and to ensure that our communities are healthy and strong. Her leadership on so many of our community’s most important issues has been invaluable, including funding for services for Holocaust survivors, important aid to Israel, and support for community-based Aging services. Additionally, her work to establish the Nonprofit Security Grant Program has helped ensure the safety and security of Jewish communities both in Maryland and throughout the country. It is no exaggeration to describe Sen. Mikulski as a true trailblazer, and we wish her well in her next adventure.”
The Jewish Federations, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).