Death of Elijah Cummings a Loss for Maryland & the Nation

Statement of Karen Hobert Flynn, President, Common Cause

“Chairman Cummings was an American hero. He used his power for good and fought for the voices of everyday Americans. He recognized that the right to vote was sacred and fiercely decried efforts to suppress the vote. He was a humble statesman who called out injustice and sought to make the world a better place for his constituents and for all Americans. He will be dearly missed by Common Cause and our 1.2 million supporters.”

Statement of Joanne Antoine, Executive Director, Common Cause Maryland 

“The death of Chairman Cummings is a great loss for his constituents, for the state of Maryland, and for our nation. Despite rising to top leadership positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, Chairman Cummings never overlooked his constituents. Across a long and distinguished career, Chairman Cummings always put his country before his party and his constituents before special interests. He will be greatly missed.”