Guest on The Infra Blog: Hilary O. Shelton, Washington Bureau Director & Senior Vice President for Advocacy, NAACP

Posted by Steve Anderson on Monday, February 28th, 2011

shelton-hilaryHilary O. Shelton, presently serves as the Director to the NAACP‘s Washington Bureau, and is the Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy. The Washington Bureau is the Federal legislative and national public policy division of the over 500,000- member…national civil rights organization. In this capacity, Hilary is responsible for advocating the federal public policy issue agenda of the oldest, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization in the United States to the U.S. Government. Hilary’s government affairs portfolio includes crucial issues such as affirmative action, equal employment protection, access to quality education, stopping gun violence, ending racial profiling, abolition of the death penalty, access to comprehensive health care, voting rights protection, federal sentencing reform and a host of civil rights enforcement, expansion and protection issues.

Hilary Shelton:

Infrastructure is a civil rights issue

Transportation infra is crucial to low-income communities

Job creation

Transit stops are good for business

The comprehensive effect infra has on a community

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