Our Commitment to Closing Gaps in Education

Gina at podium.jpg The programs we support span the globe, and address some of the top challenges facing students and teachers around the world. Together with some of the top nonprofit organizations in education, we are helping tomorrow’s young leaders gain the skills and experience they need to succeed.

Celebrating the 1964 Civil Rights Act

civilrights.jpg ...Even though I was very young when the 1964 Civil Rights Act became law, much of what I heard and saw resonated with me and reminded me of all that we owe those who came before us. Although some would disagree, much has changed even though the work is not finished. We should all appreciate their struggles and sacrifices in an uncertain time and embrace a future that is not yet perfect, but certainly promising...

Important Work for Washington Policymakers, and Giving Back to the Community

united-states-capital-building.jpg.jpeg As we shift out of recess mode and head back to work, Congress is returning to Washington with important matters that FedEx hopes will be addressed to move our economy and our country forward.

We are encouraged by the momentum on Capitol Hill and within the administration on some of these issues, including corporate tax reform, transportation, and free trade agreements.

It is essential Congress act soon to overhaul our cumbersome corporate tax code –the least competitive and most complex in the developed world. We must lower corporate tax rates in order to spur capital investment, productivity, and create jobs. Policymakers of all political stripes agree something must be done to lower corporate taxes, and now is the time.

The State of Our Union – Action Needed

govt master_k12781_blog.jpg In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama outlined an ambitious agenda to overhaul the U.S. tax code, produce more domestic and alternative energy, rebuild our infrastructure and expand international trade. This endeavor must start with the long overdue task of restructuring the corporate tax code, stuck at 39 percent for far too long (35% federal + 4% state) and putting American companies at a competitive disadvantage versus our economic peers.

Closing the Achievement Gap can Strengthen our STEM Workforce

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Today, I had the opportunity to attend the Congressional Black Caucus Science and Technology Brainstrust event hosted by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas).