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Hagan speaks to Anniston Kiwanis Club


Congressional candidate Mallory Hagan (D) spoke to the Anniston Kiwanis Club’s monthly membership meeting Thursday at the Anniston Country Club. Hagan was a former Miss American and Miss New York. She was most recently a TV news reporter in Columbus, Georgia, living in her native Opelika. She is running for the 3rd Congressional District

“The Kiwanis Club of Anniston has made such an enormous impact in the lives of the thousands of children in Calhoun County,” Hagan said. “From assisting with the many needs of children to fundraising for causes and good old-fashioned community service, Kiwanis members have made a truly remarkable impact on their communities. This is the kind of work that we need more of in America today.”

“I was proud to hear the many stories of the lives changed by the Kiwanis members of Anniston and to have the privilege of sharing my own stories of community service and activism,” Hagan said. “The Miss America platform gave me the opportunity to speak and advocate for children on a national level and to help restore $18 million in the federal budget for child advocacy centers in our communities. Giving back to the community and serving others are such important parts of the way East Alabama communities thrive.”

The Anniston Kiwanis Club has served the community for 88 years.

Hagan has maintained a very busy campaign schedule.

On Tuesday, Hagan was interviewed on The Young Turks, an online news show. She highlighted the issues that matter to her.

On Wednesday, Hagan cancelled campaign events so voters and supporters would be safe from the storm instead of traveling. The campaign regrouped and got administrative work done, while solidifying their plan for the last three weeks of the campaign.

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Thursday, Hagan toured International Automotive Components’ manufacturing facility in Anniston. The company spoke with Mallory about issues such as healthcare costs, demand for skilled workers, and the challenges tariffs may impose in the future. Hagan then joined the Anniston Kiwanis Club for their monthly meeting and spoke about her history of being an advocate for child abuse prevention with organizations like Prevent Child Abuse America, the National Children’s Alliance and Safe Horizon, in Alabama and across the country.

On Friday, Hagan joined the Women’s Philanthropy Board Luncheon to hear former Auburn Athletic Director David Housel speak about the importance of community and compassion in a place like Auburn. Mallory also got to meet several students from Opelika High School. Then, the campaign was off to the Lafayette High School Homecoming football game to campaign and register voters.

On Saturday, Hagan went to a breakfast hosted by the Alabama Democratic Conference and spoke with state and community leaders about how to encourage and harness the unprecedented level of voter turnout we expect across the district. Hagan then went to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW) to talk with labor leaders about issues impacting the workforce and how to implement policies that protect workers, create conditions to improve wages, and expand workers’ benefits.

This week the Hagan campaign will have phone banks in Anniston, Auburn, and Montgomery, voter registration drives, door to door canvassing, and other events.

Mallory Hagan is challenging incumbent Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks).

The general election will be Tuesday, November 6.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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