by Haya Luftig
November 9, 2016
New York, N.Y., – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the representative body of 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 16 national organizations, congratulates Donald J. Trump on his victory.
“We wish President-elect Trump well moving forward,,” said David Bernstein, JCPA’s President and CEO.. “We commend him on the message of unity he conveyed in his acceptance speech, and urge him to continue to work toward bringing the country together.”
“The American people have spoken,” stated Cheryl Fishbein, Board chair of JCPA. “And as our great democratic tradition dictates, it’s time for a peaceful transition of power.”
“We call upon the President-elect to continue to assure the nation, particularly constituencies feeling most vulnerable, that the country will live up to its highest ideals and respect the rights of all people,” stated Bernstein.