May 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) issued the following statement in recognition of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

“While the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan is not static, each year Muslims in New York’s 13th congressional district and across the world enter into a compact with their communities and recommit themselves to spiritual renewal and introspection,” said Rep. Espaillat (NY-13). “The Holy Month of Ramadan brings a familiar tiding to Muslims domestic and abroad, and is a time of joyous celebration, peace, and unity in our efforts to end hate and bigotry. In observance of Ramadan, and every day, we must renew our commitment to understanding and compassion for all brethren within our community – regardless of faith or belief system – and demand decency and humanity in our treatment of everyone.

“May this Holy Month of Ramadan bring peace and wisdom. Ramadan Kareem.”


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First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his first term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves in a leadership role as CHC Freshman Representative to the Democratic Caucus. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.  Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at

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