Her Story: Marcia L. Fudge

Marcia Fudge, Secretary of HUD, gives the press a quick lesson in manners on her first day.

The newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched her first press conference on Thursday. Madam Secretary Marcia Fudge greeting reporters with “Good morning.” When not a single member of the press responded, she gave them a quick lesson in etiquette and respect. Pointing to her ear and repeating herself, Fudge signaled to the press that she expects to be acknowledged. We are still clapping over here.

Marcia Fudge is an American attorney and politician serving as the 18th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2021. She is the second black women to hold the post. A graduate of Ohio State University, Fudge earned a law degree from Cleveland State University Cleveland–Marshall College of Law. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta.

Her official HUD responsibilities involve implementing national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs. Unofficially, Fudge is bringing manners to the White House.

This was an important moment for us to learn about, women deserve to be acknowledged, heard and respected. And they have every right to demand it. Madam Sister Secretary, thank you for leading by example!

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Marcia Fudge – Wikipedia

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