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January 20, 2010

Terri Sewell Receives Endorsement of National Organization for Woman PAC

Contact: Bret Wask, (202) 470-6295
Terri Sewell Receives Endorsement of National Organization for Woman PAC

For Immediate Release

Birmingham, AL – Terri A. Sewell, candidate for the open Alabama 7th Congressional District seat, announced today that her historic campaign to become Alabama's first woman elected to Congress has received the endorsement of the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC).

“As a progressive candidate, I am honored to receive the endorsement of NOW PAC.  We live in a time when women are paid less for the same work as men and are charged more for health care premiums than men.  This proves that despite the gains women have made in the past couple of decades, there is much work to be done to ensure equality for women and girls in America.  I will be a tireless advocate for equality and I look forward to working with NOW in Congress to do just that,” said Sewell.

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.

“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.

Terri has been featured on NBC’s Today Show as one of the “Top Collegian Women” and was chosen as one of the “Top Ten College Women in America,” by Glamour Magazine.  After law school, Terri served as a judicial law clerk in Birmingham, Alabama to the Honorable Chief Judge U.W. Clemon, United States District Court (AL-ND), Alabama’s first black Federal judge. She served as the first co-chair of the Women’s Fund “Voices Against Violence” inaugural campaign, that provided funds to establish the first Domestic Violence Court in Birmingham Municipal Court.  In addition to her community service, Terri was named an Alabama Super Lawyer for 2008 & 2009 and was honored with the 2007 Minority Business “Rising Star” award by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ).  She was also selected by the BBJ as one of the “Top Birmingham Women” in 2005.  Terri is a lifetime member of Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma and currently worships at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Birminham.

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