Washington, DC, March 6, 2012 – OIC International extends condolences to the family of U.S. Representative Donald Payne.
Representative Payne served for over two decades in the United States Congress. He showed exemplary representation of the 10th Congressional District of New Jersey and the entire country to the global community. OIC International and all International NGOs based in the United States owe Representative Payne a great deal of gratitude for his leadership in international affairs on the Hill. His interest and work promoting human rights, access to healthcare and education for individuals all over the world was truly visionary. In particularly, Representative Payne’s commitment to economic development, peace and prosperity in the nations of Africa set the stage for the investment of over $100 million dollars for health-related initiatives such as malaria prevention and the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
“We mourn Representative Payne’s passing and pray for comfort for his family and loved ones. Representative Payne set an example for all of us by using his God-given intelligence, experience, and passion to serve others” said OIC International’s President and CEO Crispian Kirk, “in our work to empower individuals and enhance communities through economic development, we will remember Representative Payne and his legacy of standing up for those suffering from poverty and oppression.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Representative Payne’s family.