Atlanta, Ga. – January 28, 2015 – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will speak about his Creating
Hope and Opportunity Agenda with Morehouse College students on Monday, February 2 at
10:30 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel. Senator Scott, a leading voice for school choice in
the Senate, looks to expand educational opportunities for children with disabilities, children
living on military bases, and children living in low-income communities.
Senator Scott was sworn in to the U.S. Senate in January 2013, and in November 2014 became
the first Black American Senator elected from the South since Reconstruction. He has launched
his Opportunity Agenda, a new way forward including robust initiatives that give students and
workers the greatest chance to succeed.
His agenda works to better the lives of all Americans through economic empowerment and highquality
education. Significant portions of his Skills Act, which sought to improve and reform
vocational and technical training, were signed into law last year by President Barack Obama.
Prior to being sworn in to the Senate, Senator Scott was twice elected to the United States House
of Representatives after serving in the South Carolina State House of Representatives. Tim also
served on Charleston County Council for 13 years, including four terms as Chairman. He was the
owner of Tim Scott Allstate and partner of Pathway Real Estate Group.
For more information, please contact Michael Roundtree, Chair, Morehouse College