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Rep. Bass Issues Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Leader Vernon Jordan

March 2, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan.

“For decades, Mr. Jordan fought for the advancement of civil rights in this country. His contributions – first challenging segregation and discrimination as an activist in the 1960s and later continuing the fight in the leadership of the NAACP, the United Negro College Fund and then as President of the National Urban League – benefited us all. As Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, I had the absolute humbled honor of meeting with Mr. Jordan multiple times to discuss the challenges of our time, but also our hope and optimism for the future. While Mr. Jordan is no longer with us, we continue this fight surrounded by thousands inspired by his work and his leadership. My thoughts are with the family of Mr. Jordan and the many friends that join me in mourning his loss.”