Washington, DC — Following the confirmation of Marcia Fudge as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development this afternoon, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“We congratulate Marcia Fudge today, on her confirmation as Housing and Urban Development Secretary making her the first Black woman to hold this position in more than 40 years. Secretary Fudge has spent her entire career working to ensure that all Americans are able ‘to live a life free from poverty and its impacts,’ including accessible, affordable, safe housing. We know Marcia Fudge will fight to end the discriminatory practice of redlining, address racial disparities in homeownership and expand access to quality, affordable housing. Ms. Fudge’s confirmation is a victory for a more equitable America. We are excited about the advances that she will make for millions of people over the course of her tenure.”
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.