Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Naomi Lauter


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the death of Naomi Lauter:

“Naomi Lauter was my cherished, close friend and an inspiring force in our community for civil rights, justice and meeting the needs of all people.  Naomi’s determined, principled activism was instrumental in the fight for equality in San Francisco, and her organizing and mobilizing on behalf of the most vulnerable Americans helped countless men and women climb the ladders of opportunity.

“Naomi’s lifetime of energetic, tireless activism in support of Israel is an important legacy.  As a pillar of the San Francisco Jewish community, she worked tirelessly to uphold and enhance the strong U.S.-Israel relationship not just in California but around the country.

“With Naomi’s passing, countless people in San Francisco and around the world have lost a dear friend.  We will all profoundly miss her leadership, warmth and wise counsel.  May it bring comfort to David, Jonathan, Sarah, Sam and Naomi’s family and loved ones that so many share in their sorrow at the passing of this wonderful, inspiring woman.”