Only 2 members of Alabama’s congressional delegation hosting town halls during Easter break

Rep. Bradley Byrne town hall in Jackson [Photo Credit: Bradley Byrne]

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are currently in the middle of a two and half week Easter recess.

In the past, during similar breaks from D.C., members would fill their schedules with town hall meetings with constituents. But not this time. As of Wednesday, most members of Alabama’s congressional delegation don’t have any town halls scheduled over their break that began on Monday.

Five of Alabama’s seven Congressional members are following a national trend — avoiding town halls altogether. Perhaps to avoid the ire of the failed health care vote, or possible backlash from President Donald Trump‘s decision to airstrike Syria, but regardless of reason 2nd District Rep. Martha Roby, 3rd District Rep. Mike Rogers, 4th District Rep. Robert Aderholt and 5th District Rep. Mo Brooks don’t have any town halls scheduled on their websites this break. But that doesn’t mean they’re not working. Many will spend the break meeting with constituents and visiting local businesses across their districts.

7th District Rep. Terri Sewell is not hosting any events this break as she mourns the loss of her beloved father, legendary Selma High Basketball Coach Andrew A. Sewell.

“My father was a devoted husband, a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, teacher, basketball coach and mentor to thousands of young people during his 36 year career as a coach and teacher,” said Sewell. “As the Head Basketball Coach at Selma High, Coach Sewell led the Selma Saints to Area or State Playoffs 12 out of 19 years including two state runner-up finishes and two third place finishes in the Alabama Class 6-A High School state tournaments. Despite a series of strokes from 1988 to 2003, my father continued to live life with the same strength, grit and determination that he demanded of his players. We are so proud of his extraordinary life of exemplary sportsmanship and we are comforted by the knowledge that his legacy will live on in the many lives that he touched. “

As for those brave enough to host town halls, only 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Bryne and 6th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer are willing to take on constituent questions and feedback head-on this Easter break. At their respective town hall events, which are free and open to the public, the representatives will take questions and address important issues that face Alabamians.

See below for the dates, times and locations:

Bradley Byrne Official fraudAlabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Bryne is hosting a whopping 11 town halls during the break.

“Over the week of April 17th, I will be holding eleven town hall meetings in four days with stops in each of the counties that make up Alabama’s First Congressional District,” said Byrne.

Wilmer Town Hall
Monday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Wilmer Senior Citizens Center
13251 Avenue B
Wilmer, AL 36587

Stapleton Town Hall
Monday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Stapleton Volunteer Fire Department
36578 AL-59
Stapleton, AL 36578

Satsuma Town Hall
Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Satsuma City Hall
5464 Old Highway 43
Satsuma, AL 36572

Poarch Creek Town Hall
Tuesday, April 18 at 2:30 pm.
Tribal Council Chambers
5811 Jack Springs Road
Atmore, AL 36502

Brewton Town Hall
Tuesday, April 18 at 5:15 p.m.
Brewton Community Center
1010A Douglas Avenue
Brewton, AL 36426

Alabama Port Town Hall
Wednesday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Alabama Port Volunteer Fire Department
3290 Highway 188
Coden, AL 36523

Daphne Port Town Hall
Wednesday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Daphne City Hall
1708 Main Street
Daphne, AL 36526

Foley Town Hall
Wednesday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Foley City Hall
407 East Laurel Avenue
Foley, AL 36535

Excel Town Hall
Thursday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Excel Town Hall
3199 AL-136
Excel, AL 36439

Grove Hill Town Hall
Thursday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Grove Hill Senior Center
113 Clark Street
Grove Hill, AL 36451

Wagarville Town Hall
Thursday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Wagarville Nutrition Center
27531 Highway 56
Wagarville, AL 36585

Gary Palmer Official

Alabama 6th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer:

Chelsea Town Hall
Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
Chelsea Community Center
11101 Highway 47
Chelsea, AL 35043

Gardendale Town Hall
Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Gardendale Civic Center
857 Main Street
Gardendale, AL 35071