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January 24, 2010

Terri Sewell Receives Endorsement of the Women's Campaign Forum

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Terri Sewell Receives Endorsement of the Women's Campaign Forum


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 Women’s Campaign Forum (WCF).
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Women’s Campaign Forum.  Now more than ever, we need women in Congress advocating for women’s issues. I am committed to providing a strong voice in Congress for the rights of women and children.” 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 Selma 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 .
WCF works tirelessly to improve women's representation by empowering women from all walks of life to become voters, activists, volunteers, and most importantly, candidates. WCF is dedicated to advancing the political participation and leadership of women who support reproductive health choices for all.  Founded in 1974, WCF PAC is the oldest, national non-partisan political committee founded of its kind.
This endorsement comes on the heels of Terri Sewell’s endorsements from the National Organization of Women PAC and women’s rights advocate Lilly Ledbetter.
“WCF is proud to endorse Terri Sewell in her historic campaign for Congress. Terri is a role model for women nationwide and we are proud to be a part of her team. We look forward to seeing Terri become the first woman elected to Congress from Alabama,” said WCF President/CEO Siobhan “Sam” Bennett.
The list of 2010 WCF-endorsed candidates can be found here.
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 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 money 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 has participated in Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama. Terri is a lifetime member of Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma and currently worships at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham .
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