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People For the American Way Responds to Marcia Fudge's HUD Confirmation: "We Are Excited About the Advances She Will Make for Millions of People."

WASHINGTON - 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."

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People For the American Way is dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way. Our vision is a vibrantly diverse democratic society in which everyone is treated equally under the law, given the freedom and opportunity to pursue their dreams, and encouraged to participate in our nation’s civic and political life. Our America respects diversity, nurtures creativity and combats hatred and bigotry.

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