HUD Secretary in Dayton: ‘We have to do better’

Miami Valley News

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge is making a stop in Dayton Friday.

Secretary Fudge visited a COVID-19 vaccination clinic co-hosted with local government and community partners to highlight how the community is playing a role in getting Ohioans vaccinated and the Administration’s role in increasing vaccine outreach in communities across the state. There will be press availability following each event.

Ohio native Marcia Fudge said the state is now 36th in vaccination rates and she said, “I do not like to lose.” Fudge continued, “We have to do better.” Fudge went on saying, “Just think if we go into a position where people start to get sick again because somebody didn’t care enough about themselves or other people to get a shot.”

Fudge said the effort is all about family and community. “Don’t make people you care about sick, don’t make your neighbors sick.” said Fudge.

Secretary Fudge was joined by Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and singer-songwriter Shirley Murdock.

The trip is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s nationwide tour to reach millions of Americans who still need protection against the virus, highlight the ease of getting vaccinated, encourage vaccinations, and mobilize grassroots vaccine education and outreach efforts.

Fudge will also travel to Columbus and Cleveland Friday.

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