Remembering Elijah Cummings

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings: 1951-2019

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We awoke this morning to the news that we lost a great champion of Baltimore and of health care access for all. 

Representative Elijah E. Cummings was a longtime friend and advocate of Chase Brexton, and we honored his support of our mission at both our 2010 and 2015 galas. To remember Rep. Cummings, we'd like to share his introduction at our 2015 Charm Ball:

"Tonight [we] have the special privilege of presenting the Leadership Award to Congressman Elijah Cummings for his commitment to the people of Baltimore, for fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves and for being a consistent supporter of community health centers.

Congressman Cummings has dedicated his life of service to uplifting and empowering the people he is sworn to represent. He began his career of public service in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served for 14 years and became the first African-American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tem. Since 1996, Congressman Cummings has proudly represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Thank you, Congressman, for the work you’ve done and the work you continue to do to improve the health and welfare of our communities."