Compiled by Speakin’ Out News staff; SON photo credits: Shelly Williams
HUNTSVILLE, AL – – ADC Annual Membership Breakfast was held February 2, 2019 at the Ernest Knight Center on the campus of Alabama A&M University.
This year’s keynote speaker was the Honorable Lt. Governor of the state of Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes. Lt. Gov. Barnes is the first African American to be elected lieutenant governor in Wisconsin and is only the second black person to serve in a constitutional office. Barnes, age 32, was sworn into office Monday, January 7, 2019. He is a proud Alabama A&M University Alum, graduating in 2008.
The annual breakfast theme was, “Advancing Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Fairness”. Chairman Eddie Sherrod, ADC Madison County Unit, said that this year’s theme reflects the fundamental principles of the Democratic Party.
Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) was founded in 1960. The purpose of the Alabama Democratic Conference is to conduct voter registration and education campaigns, promote political unity, promote political education through all the county units affiliated with the ADC, establish county political units where none exist, to encourage the development of strong municipal and precinct organizations, to monitor public officials and agencies, to screen and endorse candidates, to advocate and advance the cause of the Democratic Party, to promote good government, to protect the welfare of all Alabamians generally and black Alabamians in particular.