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Hadassah Statement On Election of Joseph R. Biden As 46th President Of The United States

Sunday, Nov 8 2020

from left to right:President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

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November 8, 2020 - NEW YORK, NY – Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. National President Rhoda Smolow released the following statement today congratulating President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “Hadassah extends its heartfelt congratulations to Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on his election to become the 46th President of the United States, and Senator Kamala Harris on her historic accession to the office of Vice President of the United States.

“The election of a woman to serve in the White House on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment represents a turning point in American history. Millions of women and girls rightfully see Vice President-elect Harris as confirmation that in America anything is possible. This is an accomplishment all women can celebrate, no matter their politics.

“We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the executive branch and with Congress in the coming years to further cement the US-Israel relationship, build on the progress America has made in combating antisemitism, and strengthen women’s rights and women’s health.

“Elections necessarily force divisions. But that time has ended and at Hadassah, we are one family, united in our shared values and commitment to building a healthier and safer future for all.”

ABOUT HADASSAH: Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates, and supporters, Hadassah brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism, and promoting women’s health. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals in Jerusalem, Hadassah delivers exemplary patient care to over a million people every year and supports world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion, or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace.” Additionally, Hadassah supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.

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