On Sunday, Feb. 10, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre will host Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Representative Marcia Fudge at the annual Southeastern North Carolina Black History Month Celebration in Elizabethtown.
Congresswoman Fudge was elected unanimously as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 113th Congress. She and McIntyre serve together on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and she is also a member of the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee. She has worked tirelessly to protect voting rights, improve education, create jobs, combat predatory lending, and improve health care. Prior to her service in Congress, she was the first African-American female mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and she has earned a reputation among her colleagues as being a hard worker and knowledgeable legislator.
This year’s event will be held from 2:30-4:30 pm, at Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 4047 NC-242 South, in Elizabethtown.
African-American elected officials from all levels of government from throughout Southeastern North Carolina are expected to attend. The public is invited to join this special celebration. This is the 17th consecutive year that McIntyre has hosted this special event.