Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 7, 2020 ) — In response to Joe Biden receiving the 270 electoral college votes required to be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Abby J. Leibman, President & CEO of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, issued the following statement:
“MAZON extends its congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. With this historic presidential election now behind us, we must immediately address the critical issue of unprecedented hunger in our country.
Grounded in our Jewish values and traditions that command us to care for those in need, we at MAZON will hold the Biden-Harris Administration to its promise of strengthening the nutrition safety net for all who need it. It is more important than ever that we come together — across the deeply partisan divide in American politics — to pass a COVID-19 response bill to boost SNAP benefits. We look forward to working with the new Administration, Congress, and policymakers at all levels of government to ensure that all Americans can feed themselves and their families.”