Wasserman Schultz Statement on Jewish American Heritage Month

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Washington, DC, May 1, 2017 | comments
This May, I am delighted to celebrate the 12th annual Jewish American Heritage Month as we honor the profound impact American Jews have made on our country's history and culture. The American Jewish experience is central to the story of the immigrant, the workers' movement, and the battle for civil rights. Jews in America have taken prominent places in government, on our baseball diamonds, in our symphony halls, and throughout our nation's history book.
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 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in observance of Jewish American Heritage Month:

“This May, I am delighted  to celebrate the 12th annual Jewish American Heritage Month as we honor the profound impact American Jews have made on our country’s history and culture. The American Jewish experience is central to the story of the immigrant, the workers’ movement, and the battle for civil rights. Jews in America have taken prominent places in government, on our baseball diamonds, in our symphony halls, and throughout our nation’s history book. 

This year, Jewish American Heritage Month specifically recognizes American Jews who have made invaluable contributions to the field of medical research. For generations, these scientists, doctors, and researchers have been at the forefront of developing groundbreaking medical research and have saved countless lives in the process. We can honor their service to this nation by acknowledging the central role health, wellness, and science play in assuring a high quality of life for Americans. 

On issues ranging from education and immigration reform to LGBT rights and women’s equality, Jewish Americans continue to make a substantial impact in communities across this nation. I take great pride in my own Judaism and membership in this community as well as representing one of the largest Jewish populations in the United States. Serving as the chief co-sponsor of Jewish American Heritage Month in the United States Congress was one of the great professional privileges I have been given.”

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