Georgia’s Ossoff Keeps Spotlight on White House’s Pledge to Fund HBCUs

Georgia’s Ossoff Keeps Spotlight on White House’s Pledge to Fund HBCUs

02.24.21
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02.24.21

New Georgia senator Jon Ossoff aims to hold legislators accountable for providing funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

In a recent conversation with political consultant Neera Tanden, Ossoff said HBCUs are “gems in our nation’s higher education system” and asked for support on his budget request.

“Georgia hosts some of the most renowned Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the country, and HBCUs play a vital role, not just serving the Black community, but as gems in our nation’s higher education system. Will you commit to working with my office to ensure that the administration develops its budget request in upcoming years, that the needs of HBCUs are proportionally represented and well represented in the President’s budget request,” he asked.

Atlanta radio personality Rashad Richey, host of The Rashad Richey Morning show,  praised Ossoff for backing up what he promised the voters.

“There was a promise made to HBCUs and this promise we have to hold politicians accountable to, he is doing just that,” Richey said.

Richey is a doctoral graduate of Clark Atlanta University, one of 10 HBCUs in Georgia.