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

Sunday, November 8, 2020

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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, HWZOA 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, HWZOA helps support exemplary patient care for over a million people every year and HMO’s 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, HWZOA 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 or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.