Maryland Democratic Party Stands with HBCUs and Urges Swift Resolution of Lawsuit

Feb 21, 2019

Annapolis, MD—Today, the Maryland Democratic Party is calling for a swift resolution of the HBCU lawsuit The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education v. Maryland Higher Education Commission. Following this announcement, Maryland Democratic Party Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings issued the following statement:

“Maryland’s four HBCUs, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, have long played a critical role in our state by educating generations of African Americans. The Maryland Democratic Party fully stands with our HBCUs, and we believe that a swift resolution of the lawsuit would be ideal for all parties involved.”

Last year, the Maryland Democratic Party Executive Committee passed a resolution calling on Governor Larry Hogan to authorize Attorney General Brian Frosh to settle the lawsuit. The resolution is as follows:

Maryland Democrats call on Governor Hogan to authorize Attorney General Frosh to publicly disclose what authority has been given to the Attorney General to resolve the HBCU lawsuit.

In addition, the Maryland Democratic Party calls on the Governor to grant sufficient settlement authority to the Attorney General to resolve the lawsuit against the state.