FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn made headlines with her no-holds-barred response to the recent FCC vote to repeal net neutrality.
“What saddens me the most today is that the agency that is supposed to protect you, is actually abandoning you,” she said at a hearing following the vote. “But what I am pleased to be able to say today, is that the fight to save net neutrality does not end today.”
As we continue to support Commissioner Clyburn in her in the fight to #SaveNetNeutrality, here are 6 quick facts to help you get to know her a little better.
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She is 55 years old.
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She was first nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009.
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She is currently serving her second term as FCC Commissioner.
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She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Banking, Finance and Economics from the University of South Carolina.
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She spent 14 years as the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based newspaper that aims to primarily highligh issues affecting the Black community.
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She has been a prominent and consistent voice in the #SaveNetNeutrality movement.
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Her father is Congressman Jim Clyburn.
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