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Readout of President Obama's Call with Shirley Sherrod

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					The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
July 22, 2010


Readout of President Obama's Call with
Shirley Sherrod
The President reached Ms. Sherrod by telephone at about 12:35. They spoke for seven minutes.

The President expressed to Ms. Sherrod his regret about the events of the last several days. He
emphasized that Secretary Vilsack was sincere in his apology yesterday, and in his work to rid
USDA of discrimination.

The President told Ms. Sherrod that this misfortune can present an opportunity for her to
continue her hard work on behalf of those in need, and he hopes that she will do so.

				
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