Young Jewish Democrats Announce the Tom P. Lantos AwardFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:32 pm | Posted in Announcements + Events | Leave a comment
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(YDAJC Press Release)
An award in Memory and Honor of the Late Chairman Lantos
We have lost an incredible advocate and an amazing man and leader for not only the Jewish Community, but for all people. Chairman Tom Lantos leaves a legacy and commitment of fighting for many important issues that include, human rights, civil rights, ending genocide in Darfur, combating anti-Semitism and Israel’s safety and security. The news coverage, memorial service, and public statements from the past week only begin to touch upon the great legacy that he has left behind.
The Young Democrats of America Jewish Caucus has instituted the Tom P. Lantos Award to not only honor his memory, but to remind all of us what is possible and what we can do when we have great people like Chairman Lantos who dedicate their life to public service.
The Tom P. Lantos Award will be given annually to a public figure who exemplifies Chairman Lantos’s dedication to public service and who serves as an advocate for individuals who cannot speak for themselves.
All of our blessings and deepest sympathies go out to his wife Annette, his daughters, and his grandchildren. Chairman Lantos will be dearly missed.