39 Total Quotes

Marc Morial Quotes

Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.
Marc Morial
#American Politician

Our civil rights organization cannot support any plan which amounts to a massive, red-lining scheme wrapped around a giant land grab that does not protect Katrina victims' right to return, recover and rebuild.
Marc Morial
#Civil Rights

not to point fingers and assign blame. We've got to ensure that this won't happen again -- ensure accountability of all involved.
Marc Morial
#Accountability

Money is not our primary aim. Changing the behavior and the practice of the gun industry is,
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#Behavior

We've lost our city. I fear it's potentially like Pompeii.
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#American Politician #Fear

A great American city is fighting for its life.
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#American Politician #Fighting

[Long ago, in his biography of seminal jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton, my great-uncle Alan Lomax equated the city's contribution to American music with Florence's involvement in the arts of the Renaissance. But it was another city in Italy that seems closer to the mark now.] We've lost our city, ... I fear it's potentially like Pompeii.
Marc Morial
#Biography

[Long ago, in his biography of seminal jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton, my great-uncle Alan Lomax equated the city's contribution to American music to Florence's involvement in the arts of the Renaissance. But it is another city in Italy that seems closer to the mark now.] We've lost our city, ... I fear it's potentially like Pompeii.
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#Biography

We applaud Tyson for their compassion towards so many who have suffered through the Hurricane Katrina disaster,
Marc Morial
#Compassion

We stand ready to work together, where possible, in helping rebuild not only homes and businesses, but most importantly, lives of those who so desperately need our help.
Marc Morial
#American Politician #Work

The murders that took place were not directed at visitors, ... They were not acts of random violence; they were acts where the perpetrators and the victims knew each other.
Marc Morial
#Violence

Technology is permeating every single thing we do, ... And to the extent that we can better expose our young people to all the different ways that technology can be used, not just for video games or toys, we're planning for the future.
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#People

We want the public to know that there's been unprecedented, multi-agency response to this collision, ... This cooperation was speedy and efficient. And at this point there are no confirmed fatalities.
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#Cooperation

Because Katrina put it out there, no one can play the pretend game anymore that there isn't poverty and inequality in this country. The Millions More Movement -- Katrina gives it added significance.
Marc Morial
#Inequality

For me, I have no political ego in this thing with respect to any other leader and what they might feel is appropriate or necessary in what they're going to try to do, ... We need everybody on the front lines.
Marc Morial
#Ego

We have to remember that Dr. King was not an idle dreamer. Dr. King was a man of action. If Dr. King were here, he would challenge us and exhort us. So Denver, as you gather . . . ask yourself and debate the question, what would Dr. King say?
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#Action

It appears that this is, in fact, the worst vehicular collision in the city's history, given the number of injuries,
Marc Morial
#History

Katrina has given us an opportunity -- not just to put up new buildings and stronger levees, as we must -- but to put the principles that we have aspired to for so many years into real practice,
Marc Morial
#Opportunity

Back in the 1960s, the 10 or 12 (black) members were all national figures. Now, people will look more to people that are much closer to them and more local. The African-American leadership is much broader and more diverse than it's ever been.
Marc Morial
#People

We have got to be producers and not just consumers.
Marc Morial
#Consumers

Over time, the ability of the state to be able to continue its obligations under that lease are going to require that the hospitality industry come back strong. Which I think is possible, because the infrastructure of the hospitality industry was not substantially damaged by Katrina. The tough side is that the housing market, which supported the workers that they need, was substantially damaged.
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#Ability

The current elections plan is a formula for problems and disaster. There's a prospect of contested ballots.
Marc Morial
#Disaster

Hurricane Katrina was a wake-up call for the nation to lift many from the depths of poverty. Unfortunately, the initial flurry of concern and attention to poverty and injustice has given way to the status quo of neglect, domestic budget cuts, insensitivity and short-sighted policy priorities.
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#Poverty

We can't close the great divides in this country in a day, just like we can't end poverty in a night. But we're going to start by speaking truth to power. America is not America when millions of our citizens are still viewed as a fraction of a person.
Marc Morial
#Country

Poverty, the racial divide and social injustice do not impact only those who suffer most visibly. Alleviating poverty and injustice is a responsibility we must never forget or abandon.
Marc Morial
#Injustice

Because Katrina put it out there, no one can play the pretend game anymore that there isn't poverty and inequality in this country. The Millions More Movement - Katrina gives it added significance.
Marc Morial
#American Politician

Because you basically won a close re-election, your first task is to unify the city. And it's done not with words but with actions, by reaching out, to the supporters of your opponent as well as to reassure your own supporters.
Marc Morial
#American Politician