July 11, 2014

Kaine Celebrates Ramadan, Attends Iftar On Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in recognition of the blessed month of Ramadan. Last night, Kaine attended the Muslim American Citizens Coalition and Public Affairs Council’s (MACCPAC) 4th annual Iftar on Capitol Hill: 

“Ramadan is a time of spiritual devotion, building community and helping those less fortunate – principals that resonate with every American, regardless of faith. It also serves as a reminder of one of the founding pillars of our republic – freedom of worship. I was honored to attend an Iftar dinner on Capitol Hill and have the opportunity to break the fast alongside so many leaders of the local Muslim and interfaith community. It was Thomas Jefferson who drafted the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom 237 years ago. As an American, and a Virginian,  nothing makes me more proud than seeing Americans from different faiths and backgrounds coming together to honor this tradition.”