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Thanu Yakupitiyage, thanu@350.org

Press Release

350.org Responds to Passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON -

350.org shares deep sadness at the news of Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings passing away today. For decades, Cummings has represented the people of Maryland with integrity, bravery, and a commitment to our democracy.  

350.org’s North America Director, Tamara Toles O’ Laughlin made the following statement:

“This morning, we lost a true champion for democracy, transparency, the rights of the people of Baltimore and the humanity of this country. Rep. Cummings leadership will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time. 

"In my years of living, working and fighting for the people of Baltimore, I have always felt assured that we had a tireless ally in Rep. Cummings. He was an inspiration that continually pushed us to be better for the common good. 

"In the fight to stop catastrophic climate change, we need champions of his caliber to fight with and for the people as we stand up to corruption in high places and continued dereliction in Washington now more than ever before. Representative Cummings’ example demands that we fight ever harder for a more just world, for all of us.”

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350 is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of the climate crisis. We're an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.

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