FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2020
Manisha Sunil, West End Strategy Team
[email protected]; Phone: 202-417-0171
Interfaith Alliance Congratulates President-Elect Biden, Outlines Work Still to be Done to Protect Religious Freedom
WASHINGTON — In response to President-elect Biden’s victory, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, released the following statement:
“The American people have spoken, and after a long, contentious election cycle, we congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and look forward to working in partnership with the new administration on critical issues of religious freedom. This election – which brought with it historic voter turnout across the country – serves as a repudiation of four years of division and contentiousness. The coming weeks will be a critical period for our communities, and regardless of one’s candidate of choice, it is incumbent upon every American to support an honest, peaceful transition.
“Just because the election is over does not mean the work is over. We look to the new administration with a renewed sense of hope, but are reminded of the critical work that still must happen to protect religious freedom for those of all faiths and none. From protecting and furthering LGBTQ+ equality, to combating hate against religious minorities, to strengthening our public schools, we have so much left to accomplish.
“The past four years have challenged us in innumerable ways, and in many ways we still remain a nation divided. We are tasked now with bridging divides and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism and build common ground. While the road ahead may be long, we are a nation defined by our resilience and propensity toward justice. And through it all, Interfaith Alliance will remain committed to its core mission of protecting religious freedom for those of all faiths and none.”
If you are interested in speaking further with Rabbi Moline, please contact Manisha Sunil at [email protected] or (202) 417-0171.
Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit www.interfaithalliance.org.