Jarralynne Agee’s Inauguration Trip Saturday

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I was elected to represent Alabama as a Obama delegate at the 2012 Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte in September. I was happy to blog about my experiences while I was there and so very grateful to get to spend time with people from all over the country and those closer to home as well. This year, my husband and I were blessed to secure tickets to attend the swearing in.

This time I plan to write about my experiences being a part of this historic event and my experiences along the way. What I have found is most inspiring about this trip are the numbers of people that are here, not only to celebrate but to serve. I arrived on Thursday and became a part of the President’s volunteer corps. Each morning I check in media from all over the world and hand them their press credentials and secret service badges. One of my former interns, Victoria and I have been working shifts together.

Volunteering at the inauguration

We have met writers, photographers, editors, producers from as far away as China, London and Russia as well as a lot of hometown papers and college publications here to cover the event.

On Friday morning I spent so much time on the Capitol that I am sure I walked the equivalent of a 5k. There was lots of walking back and forth from Rayburn visiting with my friend in Congressman Meeks office to Longworth where I met with Congresswoman Sewell and her staff.  I enjoyed sitting in Sewell’s office where I ran into PR whiz Malena Cunningham, Retired Judge Robin Burrell and Birmingham’s own native son, Brandon Dean.

At Congresswoman Sewell’s office with retired Circuit Court Judge Robin Burrell and his wife

In Congresswoman Sewell with congressional intern and Birmingham native Brandon Dean who is now a student at Howard University.

I’m looking forward to even more great experiences while I am here.

 

At the Gen-44 reception with the dynamic Birmingham duo Drs Corey and Erika Hartman, me, my friend and co-author Candace Sandy (Souls of my Sisters) who is the communications director for Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY-05) and Gen-44 Deputy Finance Director Lora Whit ticker

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