As Rep. Holt Announces Retirement from Congress, RESULTS Celebrates His Legacy
Statement from Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund
Washington, DC, February 19, 2014—“Throughout his 15 years of service in the U.S. Congress, Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) has been a champion in the fight against poverty and a deeply valued partner of RESULTS. His dedication, leadership, and intelligence will be missed on Capitol Hill, but his legacy as an advocate for people living in poverty will be felt for years to come.
Throughout his tenure in Congress, Rush Holt and his committed staff have stood up for the programs most effectively combatting poverty in the United States and around the world—from helping the most marginalized children in poor countries have access to free public education to helping make sure the benefits of microfinance reach the world’s poorest women. As a stalwart supporter of microfinance and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, he was also the lead sponsor of the House bill awarding Professor Muhammad Yunus the Congressional Gold Medal.
On behalf of the entire RESULTS family, we are immensely grateful to Representative Holt and look forward to continuing our work together against poverty long after he leaves the halls of Congress.”
RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund