Washington, DC — In response to the news that Vernon E. Jordan passed away last night, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous issued the following statement:
“We are truly saddened by the passing of Vernon E. Jordan, a giant in American politics and in the fight for civil rights and justice. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. I will always be grateful for his friendship and support over the years. He was an inspiration to a generation of business leaders, activists and organizers and left us a roadmap to ‘disrupt injustice.’ Rest in power.”
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.