Statement By A.G. Schneiderman On The Passing Of New York Communities For Change Executive Director Jon Kest


NEW YORK- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released the following statement in response to the passing of New York Communities for Change Executive Director Jon Kest:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my good friend, Jon Kest. It’s not an exaggeration to say that there have been few efforts to empower poor and working people in New York State in the last 25 years that haven’t borne his imprint. New York has lost a truly selfless champion of social justice, and I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”