Hadassah Congratulates President Barack Obama

NEW YORK — On behalf of the more than 330,000 members, associates and supporters of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, National President Marcie Natan today extends her sincere congratulations to President Barack Obama on being elected to a second term.

Hadassah also applauds Mitt Romney for his hard-fought campaign.

In a statement released today, Natan said:

As American Jewish women, we cherish our hard-earned right to have our voices heard—in our communities and at the ballot box, and I am proud of Hadassah's long history supporting civic engagement.

The United States—and the global community at large—face many challenges today. Hadassah is eager to continue working with President Obama – and build on our already strong relationship with his administration – as well as with Congress. As a leader on matters important to women and the Jewish community, Hadassah remains committed to our advocacy efforts and welcomes opportunities to partner with and support our elected officials working on these vital issues.

Hadassah maintains its unwavering support for Israel's security, strong U.S.-Israel relations, and opposition to the Iranian threat, and we remain a staunch advocate for women's rights domestically and abroad—including supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence; closing the gender wage gap; and ensuring access to quality, affordable health and reproductive care.