WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), issued the following statement today on President Obama's nomination of The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Mayor of City of Charlotte, NC, to serve as Secretary of Transportation:
On behalf of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, we are pleased to support President Obama's nomination of The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, to serve as secretary of the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Mayor Foxx's exceptional public service background leading the City of Charlotte prepares him to lead the DOT with distinction. His leadership in the successful expansion of The Charlotte/Douglas International Airport and bringing modern electric tram service to the city of Charlotte improved the city's transit infrastructure to compete in a global economy. Mayor Foxx clearly understands how to use public service projects that revitalize our nation's crumbling infrastructure to increase opportunities for businesses and workers.
We encourage the U. S. Senate to swiftly hold confirmation hearings for Mayor Foxx so he can begin his new role leading the Department of Transportation on behalf of the American people.
Founded in 1976, The National Coalition serves as an effective convener and facilitator at the local, state and national levels to address the disenfranchisement of marginalized communities through civic engagement, women and girls empowerment, youth civic leadership development and public policy. For more information on The National Coalition visit www.ncbcp.org.
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