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Senator Osgood, District 32 — Press Release


June 29, 2023

CONTACT: Nijah Smith, 9543212705

Senator Osgood’s Response to on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Regarding Affirmative Action Programs in College Admissions

Tamarac —

On Thursday, June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court decided policies that consider an applicant's race or ethnicity is unconstitutional. This decision effectively puts an end to affirmative action in higher education. In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, Florida Senator Rosalind Osgood (D-Tamarac) issued the following statement Thursday:

“In the Words of Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On. The Supreme Court continues to make partisan decisions. Affirmative action benefits everyone in our diverse communities, schools and workplaces. We use our diversity to create unity and build beloved communities. We value and appreciate our collective experiences. We cannot deny facts. There is no level playing field. Hard working qualified minorities are often not given opportunities. For decades, affirmative action has given access to opportunities for students across the country."


About Senator Osgood A proud Broward County native and Fort Lauderdale High School graduate, Dr. Osgood serves as a member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 32. To date, Dr. Osgood has over 22 years of background in non-profit management where she has served as CEO of the Mount Olive Development Corporation (MODCO), Associate Minister at New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Former Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University Huizenga School of Business, and member of the Broward County School Board’s District 5 representative where she served as Chair twice, her leadership advances to the Boards of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the Links, Inc., and the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition Board. Her motto remains, "Overcome Obstacles by Optimizing Opportunities”.