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2 1 s t N a t i o n a l P r e s i d e n t The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge Selected to Chair the Congressional Black Caucus The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, 21st National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was selected as the chair for the Congressional Black Caucus Nov. 2012. Rep. Fudge (D-Ohio) will serve a two-year term ending in 2015 after being unanimously elected by members of the CBC. She is the seventh woman to head the caucus. As chair, she will set the political agenda for more than 40 African- American U.S. Congressmen and women elected to the House of Representatives. Soror Fudge was elected to Congress in 2008 during a special election following the passing of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio), also a member of the Sorority. She is now serving in her third consecutive term as U.S. Representative for the 11th District of Ohio. Prior to being elected to Congress, Soror Fudge served as the first African American female mayor of Warrensville, Ohio. "As members of the Congressional Black Caucus, we call ourselves the ‘Conscience of the Congress’ for a reason,” said Soror Fudge in a statement. “We are a collective voice for millions of people around the country who need us to champion their issues and protect their future…Our fundamental jobs don't change just because we are elected to a Caucus leadership." Since taking office as chair, the CBC has publically addressed issues concerning: comprehensive immigration s DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. reform legislation; eliminating health disparities; job reports from the Department of Labor; and extended their support of President Barack Obama’s appointment of Mayor Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation and the nomination of Congressman Mel Watt for Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. “It is comforting to know that we have an advocate for justice, such as Soror Fudge, representing not only Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, but also African-American women and communities on Capitol Hill,” said National President, Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre. “She has a longstanding record of effective leadership. I am confident that she will not hesitate to steer the CBC toward issues that greatly affect the well-being of the numerous communities the CBC serves.” Soror Fudge earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. She was initiated into Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at The Ohio State University in 1972. She is a member of the Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter and serves as an honorary co-chair of the National Social Action Commission. s Compiled by Ella McNair The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge “We are a collective voice for millions of people around the country who need us to champion their issues and protect their future...”


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