November 20, 2015

Hillary for America Announces Alabama Leadership Council

Hillary for America announced the launch of its “Alabama Leadership Council”– a group of 60 elected officials, community, coalition and grassroots leaders who will help build a grassroots-driven volunteer team that will help Hillary to win the Alabama Primary on March 1st. Clinton’s Alabama campaign will be led by Congresswoman Terri Sewell, former Governor Jim Folsom, Jr., former Congressman Earl Hilliard, nearly two-thirds of the Alabama Democratic Legislature, Birmingham Mayor William Bell, and many others.
Leadership Council members share Clinton’s commitment to raising wages for the middle class instead of their taxes, defending and enhancing the Affordable Care Act, her commitment to protecting people’s right to vote, her passion for reforming the criminal justice system and her belief that cost should never be a barrier for students going to college and much more. You can learn more about Clinton’s agenda at
“Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate to run for President, and I’m proud to join her Alabama team in order to bring more people into her campaign,” said Congresswoman Terri Sewell of Birmingham. “Hillary Clinton understands the needs of working families, and whether it’s her plan to make college more affordable, defend our voting rights, reform our criminal justice system, or help in raising incomes, it’s clear she is a proven fighter for underserved and underrepresented communities. Hillary Clinton shares the values of Alabama's 7th Congressional District, and I am confident in her ability to tackle the tough issues facing our nation.”
“It is with great pleasure that I both as Mayor of Birmingham and as a concerned citizen do wholeheartedly support the candidacy and the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton as president of the United States of America,” said Mayor William Bell of Birmingham. “Hillary Clinton has demonstrated that she has the knowledge and compassion to lead this country. To that end, I along with other political leaders are forming the Alabama Leadership Council to assist her in this noble effort to become the next president.”
“I was proud to see Hillary Clinton reaching out to the people of Alabama by coming to break bread with the Alabama Democratic Family,” said House Caucus Chair Darrio Melton of Selma. “Her dedication to working with Democrats even in deeply red states shows that she understands the weight and worth of each and every vote, and will be a president for all Americans."
“I am humbled and honored to serve on the Hillary for Alabama Leadership Council alongside so many other leaders and public servants from across the state,” said Grassroots Leader Leanne Townsend. “Hillary Clinton's legacy of fighting for women and children along with her commitment to strengthening the middle class through access to affordable health care and college education make her the obvious candidate to energize grassroots leaders and to begin to rebuild unity among the sometimes splintered Democrats of Alabama.”
Over the course of the campaign, the Alabama Leadership Council will continue to expand.
Members of the public can sign up at to get involved and receive more information about campaign events happening in Alabama.
Joining the Hillary for Alabama Leadership Council today:
·         US Representative Terri Sewell
·         State Senator Linda Coleman
·         State Senate  Vivian Davis Figures
·         State Senator Pricilla Dunn
·         State Senator Rodger Smitherman
·         State Senator Bobby Singleton 
·         House Democratic Caucus Chair Darrio Melton
·         State Representative Louise Alexander
·         State Representative George Bandy
·         State Representative Barbara Boyd
·         State Representative Napolean Bracy
·         State Representative James Buskey
·         State Representative Merika Coleman
·         State Representative David Colsten
·         State Representative Chris England
·         State Representative Laura Hall 
·         State Representative Alvin Holmes
·         State Representative Kelvin Lawrence
·         State Representative Richard Lindsey
·         State Representative Artis J. “A.J” McCampbell
·         State Representative Thad McClammy
·         State Representative Mary Moore
·         State Representative Oliver Robinson
·         State Representative John Rogers
·         State Representative Patricia Todd
·         Birmingham Mayor William Bell
·         Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford
·         Sheriff Derrick Cunningham
·         District Attorney Michael Jackson
·         State School Board Member Dr. Yvette Robinson
·         State School Board Member Ella Bell
·         Probate Judge Steven Reed
·         Former U.S Congressman Earl Hilliard Sr.
·         Former Governor Jim Folsom Jr.
·         Former First Lady Marsha Folsom
·         Former Lieutenant Governor Jere Beasley
·         Former State Senator Rodger Bedford
·         Former Mayor of Selma James Perkins Jr.
·         Retired Federal Judge U.W. Clemon
·         Retired Circuit Court Judge Charles Price
·         DNC Member Rev. Randy Kelley
·         DNC Member Unzell Kelley
·         DNC Member Janet May
·         DNC Member Charles “Redding” Pitt
·         Civil Rights Advocate Fred Gray
·         Community Leader Leanne Townsend
·         Community Leader Jim Spearman
·         Community Leader Greg Allen
·         Community Leader Pat Edington
·         Community Leader Giles Perkins
·         Community Leader Patrick Grayson
·         Community Leader Faye Rose Sanders
·         Community Leader Jordon Cozby 
·         Community Leader Courtney French
·         Community Leader Darby Luxenburg
·         Community Leader Dr. Joe M Reed
·         Community Leader Freddie Rubio
·         Community Leader Natalie Kelly
·         Community Leader William “Billy” Young
·         Faith Leader Bishop Effell Williams
·         Grassroots Volunteer Leader Vivian Beckerle
·         Grassroots Volunteer Leader Timothy Bolden
For Planning Purposes, November 20, 2015