The NAACP Applauds the Senate Confirmations of Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly

(Washington, D.C.)  -- Today the NAACP released the following statement supporting the confirmations of Tom Wheeler as Chairman and Michael O’Rielly as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

From Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Sr. VP of Policy and Advocacy:
                                                                  
“The NAACP commends the Senate for moving forward and approving the nominations of Tom Wheeler as Chairman and Michael O'Rielly as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission,” stated Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy. “Both of men bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their respective posts. The NAACP looks forward to working with them to ensure the continued success of the Lifeline program, to make certain that urban and rural communities have access to broadband, and to making sure that that there is diversity in media ownership and content, in addition to the other issues that are so important to the communities we serve.”

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