Rep. Sewell to Welcome President Joe Biden to Selma to Commemorate 58th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday
February 28, 2023
Selma, AL – On Sunday, March 5, 2023, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) will welcome President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Rep. Sewell invited President Biden to visit Selma during his 2023 State of the Union Address. The visit comes after President Biden granted Rep. Sewell’s request to increase the federal cost share for FEMA’s public assistance program—including funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures—from 75% to 100% following the January 12th storms.
“I am thrilled that President Biden has accepted my invitation to visit Selma for the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday,” celebrated Rep. Sewell. “As Selma continues to recover from the January 12th storms, President Biden’s presence will send a clear message that our community is not alone and shows that the federal government will continue to be a partner in rebuilding Selma and Dallas County. I look forward to welcoming the President to my hometown as we reflect on the sacrifices of the Foot Soldiers in the name of equality and justice for all.”
Additional details are forthcoming.