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Woolridge to receive Community Service Award from A. Philip Randolph Institute

Wednesday March 31, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Citing her devotion to District 3 and Metro Louisville in health issues and voter registration, Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge has been chosen to receive the 2010 Community Service Award from the A. Philip Randolph Institute.

“It is an honor to be recognized by such an outstanding organization,” says Woolridge. “The A. Philip Randolph Institute has always focused its attention on working people and communities and I have always enjoyed working with them on any project.”

The Institute will honor Woolridge at its 27th Annual Banquet in honor of its founder Asa Philip Randolph. It will be held on Saturday, April 10th beginning at 6:00pm. The Banquet will be held at UAW Local 862, 3000 Fern Valley Road.

“Councilwoman Woolridge has helped us with many program including awareness of Sickle Cell and voter registration efforts in Metro Louisville,” says Cylister Williams President of the Louisville Chapter of the Institute. “This is just one way of showing our thanks to her.”

A.Philip Randolph was a prominent labor and civil rights leader beginning with the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. He was also a Vice President with the AFL-CIO and founder of the Institute

“We are fortunate to have many groups like the Institute here in Louisville Metro” says Woolridge. “I look forward to future endeavors with such dedicate people.”

Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3