For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 17, 2019

AFSCME mourns the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released this statement following the news that Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings passed away today: 

“Today the country lost a champion for working people. Rep. Cummings was a guardian of our democratic values and he represented the very best in public service.

“He was a leader of principle and integrity; a fierce fighter for the labor movement and all working families in Baltimore and across the country. His legacy lives on in our commitment to public service and to making our country and democracy stronger every day.”