Two from Birmingham to Participate in Congressional Black Caucus Institute “Boot Camp”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2014
Contact: Emma Humphries
Birmingham, AL—Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell announced today that two young leaders from Birmingham will participate in the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus “Boot Camp.” Sponsored by Congresswoman Sewell, Yawntreshia Coleman, President of the Birmingham Young Democrats, and Arron Jackson, President of the Mason City Neighborhood, will depart for Washington on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Both were nominated by Congresswoman Sewell and will join 35 young leaders from across the country for the highly-acclaimed nine-day intensive program. The Congressional Black Caucus Political Leadership "Boot Camp" is designed to help participants develop the expertise to become the leaders, strategists, and key staff members who will conduct successful candidate and issue campaigns or lead public and private sector policy work.
“I am very proud of both Arron and Yawntreshia, and I know that they will represent Alabama’s 7th District well at this year’s CBC Boot Camp,” Sewell said. “The leadership and passion for service that they have shown in their communities is truly special, and I am confident that they will bring the knowledge and skills they learn in Washington back home to make a change for the better in our district.”
“It is a true honor to know that the efforts I’ve put forth in my community have been recognized by my Congresswoman,” Arron Jackson said. “I look forward to building relationships with community leaders from across the country and bringing back fresh ideas to Birmingham.”
Yawntreshia Coleman stated, “I am excited about the opportunity to represent young democrats and all Alabama Democrats at CBC Boot Camp. I can’t wait to get to Washington, learn valuable skills, and return to mobilize others and help our Democratic nominees win in November.”
For more information about the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s Boot Camp Program, visit http://www.cbcinstitute.org/about-boot-camp.