CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP NOW THE HARD WORK OF HEALING THE DIVIDES IN OUR COUNTRY MUST BEGIN

November 9, 2016, New York, NY - - Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations today congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his election victory and commended Secretary Clinton on her hard fought campaign. 

In a statement, Stephen M. Greenberg, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO said, “We congratulate President-elect Trump on his election victory and welcome his clear commitment to be a President for all Americans and to “bind the wounds of division” after a long and bruising campaign.  The strength of our great nation is in the enduring dedication of the American people to our pluralistic democracy and institutions.  The Conference stands ready to contribute to the hard work of healing the divides in our country which were revealed at times in stark terms during the campaign.

We look forward to working with President-elect Trump and his advisors in the transition before his inauguration and in the years to come during his presidency on the issues facing our country, as well as of specific concern to the American Jewish community including strengthening the special U.S.-Israel relationship, the rise of anti-Semitism and the security of the Jewish people at home and abroad.. 

We commend Secretary Clinton on her hard fought campaign and extend our deepest gratitude for her lifelong accomplishments in public service on behalf of the American people.  

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