FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 27, 2015
Max Samis, Rabinowitz Communications
Jewish Federations Congratulate Sen. Harry Reid Upon Retirement
Senate Minority Leader will not seek re-election in 2016
Washington, D.C. – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced that he will not run for office in 2016, bringing a long and distinguished career to a close. The Jewish Federations of North America thanked Sen. Reid for his more than three decades of service and for his dedication to the U.S.-Israel relationship.
William Daroff, senior vice president for public policy and director of the Washington office for Jewish Federations, stated,
”It takes a person of great fortitude and leadership to be so effective in the Senate leadership for as long as Harry Reid has, and he deserves our admiration for his career. He has been a true friend to the Jewish community and has always made a point to prioritize the important relationship between the United States and Israel. Just last summer, Sen. Reid fought for much-needed aid to Israel during the conflict with Hamas in Gaza. He has helped lead the way for U.S. contributions to the Iron Dome defense system and has repeatedly spoken out against attempts to delegitimize the Jewish state. We thank Sen. Reid for his years of service, and we wish him well in the future.”
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).