Nadler Statement on the Passing of Jon Kest

Dec 6, 2012 Issues: New York and Our Neighborhoods

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement:

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my longtime friend and fellow advocate Jon Kest, whose leadership guided ACORN and NY Communities for Change for years.  As an activist for those without a voice, as a strategist for making concrete change in neglected communities, and as a brilliant fighter for justice, Jon was second to none.  Everyone who worked with him knew well his toughness, dedication and compassion.  I had the honor of working with Jon on numerous issues over the last many years, and I will miss him greatly.  We can all honor his memory by working hard every day to advance the cause of justice in our own communities.  My thoughts go out to the Kest family, which has only just begun to absorb the tragic loss of Jon’s daughter, Jessie.”