Campaign News
March 04, 2010

Sewell First to hit Airwaves in Race

Contact: Aaron Dickerson (813) 362-3135


(Birmingham, AL) – Today, Terri Sewell’s campaign for Congress launched the first ad in what will be a sustained grassroots and media campaign to replace Artur Davis in the 7th Congressional District.


“I'm running for Congress to expand hope and create opportunity. Growing up in this district, I share the same values plus I have the experience we need to create jobs.  Our first radio ad outlines this and I look forward to talking in more detail about the issues facing Birmingham and west Alabama between now and Election Day,” said Sewell.


The 60 second radio ad, entitled “Black Belt Values”, tells the story of Sewell’s humble roots in the Selma; how the values instilled in her as a child by her parents led her to graduate from Princeton and Harvard Law School.  Sewell’s Black Belt Values have guided her as she has put her experience to work as an economic development attorney helping fund projects to improve our infrastructure that attracted industries which created jobs, and built new, 21st century schools that are providing a better education for our children.



Radio (60 Seconds)


VO: She was raised in the Black Belt by preachers and teachers who taught her the importance of faith … hard work … personal responsibility ... and getting an education. 


Living these values have opened the doors of opportunity for Terri Sewell.  She was Selma High Schools first black Valedictorian.  And with the help of summer jobs and scholarships, Terri graduated college and law school. 


As an economic development attorney, Terri Sewell helped create public partnerships that allowed infrastructure projects to flourish, and create jobs.  Sewell will use that experience in Congress to attract new economic development projects … projects that will create jobs for west Alabama. 


Sewell's jobs plan will provide incentives to companies to bring jobs here.  And expand Federal funding for job training programs for the unemployed.


Democrat Terri Sewell.  Black Belt values ... with the experience we need to create jobs.


Terri: I'm Terri Sewell, candidate for Congress and I approved this message.


Sewell has raised more money in Alabama than her other five opponents combined and has picked up key endorsements from EMILY’s List, National Organization for Women (NOW), Women’s Campaign Forum and women’s rights pioneer and Alabama native Lilly Ledbetter.  Sewell hopes to be the first black women elected to congress from Alabama.


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