Congressional Campaign Update: Terri Sewell Racks Up Endorsements and Money.
Terri Sewell is breaking away from her fellow challengers in the Democratic primary race for Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. Sewell leads the challengers in fundraising by almost 3-1 with over $300,000 cash on hand, and has just picked up the endorsement and support from NOW, the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee.
“NOW PAC is proud to endorse Terri Sewell in her groundbreaking campaign. We are confident she will be a strong leader in Congress for full equality for women and girls,” said NOW PAC Chair Terry O’Neill.
Sewell is a Selma native who works as an attorney in Birmingham. She is the daughter of retired Coach Andrew A. Sewell and former City Councilwoman and retired librarian Nancy Gardner Sewell. Both of her parents held distinguished careers in the Selma public school system and taught Terri to believe in the power of education. Terri became the first black valedictorian of Selma High School. Terri’s mother was the first black woman elected to the Selma City Council; Terri hopes to follow in her footsteps as the first black woman elected to Congress from the State of Alabama.
Just last week, Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Equity Act that was signed into law by President Obama earlier this year, endorsed Terri Sewell for Congress. “There are a lot of choices in the 7th district race, but Terri Sewell stands above the rest,” said Ledbetter.
The Democratic primary election day is June 1, 2010. For more information or to contribute to Terri Sewell, visit: www.terrisewellforcongress.com.