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House members wear bow ties on last day of the session

On the last day of the 2024 legislative session, "Sine Die", the Alabama Legislators celebrated the 12th Annual "Napoleon Bracy Bow Tie Day"

The tradition is intended to show unity and bipartisanship, Alabama legislators marked the last day of session by wearing bow ties to celebrate "Napoleon Bracy Bow Tie Day."

The 2024 Session is the twelfth anniversary of this unique bipartisan tradition.

Representative Napoleon Bracy, Jr. (D-Prichard) is the only representative who wears bow ties every day in the State House. He began the annual ritual to encourage unity within the body and to ensure that each session ended on an upbeat and bipartisan not

"Even after what some may consider a particularly contentious legislative session, Bow Tie Day brings us all together to celebrate bipartisanship," Rep. Bracy said. "On Sine Die, we recognize Bow Tie Day as a reminder of what we can accomplish when we put our differences aside and work together for the good of the people who sent us here to represent their best interests. When we work together in that spirit, there's nothing we can't achieve."

The Alabama Legislature is limited by law to no more than 30 days in a legislative day. This year they used all thirty of their days. They address in vitro fertilization, school choice, passed record budget, and passed bills aimed at improving Alabama's last place workforce participation rate.

Bracy was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2010, He is in his fourth term in the Alabama House of Representatives. He is a graduate of Blount High School and has a degree from Dillard University in New Orleans. He is the director of diversity, inclusion, and affirmative action at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile.


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