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Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tempore Jay Roberson to Speak at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Meeting

PRESS RELEASE                                                                      Thursday, September 3, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Connecting with our veterans; that’s the goal for Council President Pro-Tempore Jay Roberson as he prepares to speak before the Greater Birmingham Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The local chapter benefits the members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. Members in the chapter also serve as an advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the community and its members. Councilor Roberson will speak before the group today about his 100 Days of Non-Violence Campaign. The annual dinner will take place at 6 p.m. at Dansberry at Inverness located at 235 Inverness Center Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242.

“As we celebrate the 240th birthday of the world’s greatest Navy, we are also celebrating the centennial of the Navy Reserve.  In recognition of 100 years and our strong ties with the community, Navy Operational Support Center Bessemer is honored to partner with Birmingham’s 100 days of Non-Violence campaign,” Commander Arlen Rose said. “In addition to tonight’s event, there will be a number of other events designed to promote and celebrate the 100 DNV that run through January of 2016; 100 years, 100 days, together for a better tomorrow.”

Councilor Roberson has led the 100 Days of Non-Violence Campaign in Birmingham since 2010. During the 100-day time frame, youth sign pledges to promote a safer society. This has resulted in a drastic reduction of violent crimes by youth in Birmingham. The campaign has garnered national attention with states such as South Carolina, Michigan, Georgia, and New Mexico launching complimentary programs. The campaign has made huge strides in New Mexico with nearly 8,000 students participating.

“This movement has grown in so many ways over the years, and I’m excited about the opportunity to share details about this campaign with those who are continuously fighting for peace here at home and around the world,” Councilor Roberson said. “It is important that collaborative efforts such as these are ongoing to ensure that collectively we as a city are working together to cut down on violence.”

For more information on 100 Days of Non-Violence and how you can become involved, please contact the Office of Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson at 205.254.2418.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.