Hudson County Community College Board of Trustees Vote to Discontinue Using Federal Express Service

Posted: 3/20/2018
Contact: Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

March 19, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – At its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 13, the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of a resolution discontinuing the College’s use of Federal Express as a service provider, stating: “The use of FedEx by any College employees or personnel for any College business is discontinued until FedEx commits to discontinue offering any benefits to the NRA.”

 

The resolution was developed in response to Federal Express’ public refusal to sever ties with – or discontinue discounts for – the NRA, and the carrier’s continuing to offer accommodations to 86 firearms manufacturers and the NRA, even after the February 14 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

 

The document reads, in part – “Whereas the Board of Trustees of Hudson County Community College believe that common-sense firearm regulations are necessary to promote a safe learning environment for the College’s students; and Whereas the NRA continues to resist common-sense regulations by lobbying legislators and opposing Federal and State legislation that would affect gun ownership and use; and Whereas, while realizing that responsible firearm ownership and mass shootings do not go hand in hand, the Hudson County Community College believes it is in the College’s best interest to stand with those willing to take a stand in the name of more common-sense firearm regulation.”

 

The resolution will be available online in the “Summary of Proceedings” of the March 13, 2018 meeting at http://www.hccc.edu/hccctrustees/.