Remembering Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019 (Washington, DC) – Today we mourn the loss of an American patriot, long term Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings.

A Baltimore native, Congressman Cummings was an attorney and civil rights advocate who served in Maryland’s state legislature before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. Most recently, Cummings served as Chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee.

Left to Right: Chairman Paxton Baker, Gold Medalist Veronica Wheelan, Congressman Elijah Cummings. June 2013

Rep. Cummings will forever be remembered as a model public servant. He dedicated his life to uplifting and empowering the community he represented.

It was our privilege to work with Congressman Cummings in recognizing Maryland youth with The Congressional Award for several decades. As his official biography stated, “Congressman Cummings often says that our children are the living messages that we send to a future we will never see.”

Congressman Cummings entertains the crowd before he presents the Horizon Award to fellow Baltimore native and American record executive Kevin Liles. June 2014

Our condolences are with the Cummings family and his wide-reaching band of supporters during this time of grieving.

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