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Statement on the death of Jack Kemp

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Jack Kemp had many accomplishments: NFL quarterback, member of Congress, secretary of HUD, Republican vice presidential nominee. Driving his public service was an unwavering belief that each and every person deserves a chance to succeed. He was a longtime civil rights advocate and champion of home ownership, most recently fighting an uphill battle for policies that would help millions of financially stressed families avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. He helped move the ball forward. We will miss him."

For more information: Kathleen Day at (202) 349-1871 or; Ginna Green at (510) 379-5513 or; or Charlene Crowell at (919) 313-8523 or