As part of the Executive team. I am saddened to say: Today The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Association mourns the sudden loss of a great friend and executive in our organization.
From our President:
"Robert Gittelson was more than the vice president for governmental affairs. He was my friend, brother and co-laborer. His commitment and advocacy on behalf of religious liberty, immigrants, righteousness and justice made him a prominent voice on Capitol Hill. I loved him and will miss him beyond imagination. This I can say about Robert without any hesitation; he loved God, his family and the least of these. Robert did justice, loved mercifully, and walked humbly before God. Our prayers and love are with Patty and the rest of the family during this difficult time," Dr. Samuel Rodriguez.
Mr. Gittelson was a leader within the fight for immigration reform. He aggressively met with senators, congressmen, the White House administration and their staffs, participating in well over 300 meetings in the nation's capital, strongly advocating for a legislative solution to the immigration crisis in America and on behalf of the unaccompanied children at the border.
Pray for his wife and children.