Washington, DC – Tonight marks the beginning of Chanukah. In recognition of that occasion, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“Tonight, my family will join Jewish families across the country and around the world in beginning the celebration of Chanukah. As we gather with family and loved ones, we remember the great miracle that occurred more than two thousand years ago, and appreciate the little miracles that occur in our lives every day. Each candle we light reminds us that acts of justice and righteousness can prevail even in the darkest times of trouble and adversity.
“This is a time of year in which Americans come together with those closest to them to celebrate in their respective faiths and traditions. We take time to count our blessings from the previous year, express our gratitude for those we love, and embark on new beginnings in the year ahead. We are mindful of those less fortunate, and rededicate ourselves to building an America in which all families can enjoy our nation’s opportunities and successes.
“From my family to yours, I wish you a blessed holiday season and a happy new year.”