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Tom Perez on Hanukkah

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“I want to wish Jewish families in America, Israel, and around the world a Happy Hanukkah. The story of Hanukkah is more than 2,000 years old, but its message – that light drives out darkness, that hope outlasts hardship, and that hatred and prejudice should never be allowed to extinguish the flames of freedom and justice – is as important today as it has ever been.

“The triumph of the Maccabees reminds us to find strength in faith and community in the face of fear and persecution. As millions light their menorahs over the next eight days to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah, let us continue to be inspired by the resilience of the Jewish people and work together to light the way forward. Chag Sameach.”