Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Bishop Receives Civil Liberties Award

Apr 16, 2010
Press Release

Atlanta, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today accepted the Georgia State Association Civil Liberties Award at the annual Georgia State Association of Elks’ Civil Liberties Luncheon.

The award is given annually to the keynote speaker at the Luncheon, and Congressman Bishop was honored for his distinguished service to Georgia’s Second Congressional District. 

“Your work and service to the community is vital to the health of our nation. You have improved the lives of so many individuals in our state and enabled them to pursue their dreams to the best of their abilities,” Bishop said. “I commend you for your dedicated service … The members of our communities, the young and the old, veterans and civilians, all benefit from your incredible contributions, and it is an honor for me to defend their liberties.”

Congressman Bishop also talked about his experience competing in the Elks’ Oratorical Competitions while in high school, and thanked them for introducing him to public speaking.

The luncheon and award presentation was held this afternoon at the Wyndham Hotel in Atlanta.