NFHA Statement on the Passing of Richard Trumka

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2021

Media Contact: Izzy Woodruff | 202-898-1661 | IWoodruff@nationalfairhousing.org

NFHA Statement on the Passing of Richard Trumka

“We were heartbroken to learn of the death of our ally and friend, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka,” said Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance. “For decades, Richard was a fierce advocate for working people throughout the United States, and was a loyal and thoughtful partner in our ongoing efforts to advocate for housing justice, equitable opportunities, and protecting people from discrimination based on race, religion, gender identity, familial status or disability. Our thoughts are with his wife, Barbara, his family, the AFL-CIO, and all of those affected by this tremendous loss.”

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The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is the country’s only national civil rights organization dedicated solely to eliminating all forms of housing and lending discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all people. Through its homeownership, credit access, tech equity, education, member services, public policy, community development, and enforcement initiatives, NFHA works to dismantle longstanding barriers to equity and build diverse, inclusive, well-resourced communities. 

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