Campaign News
March 29, 2010

Sewell Launches First TV Ad

Contact: Aaron Dickerson (813) 362-3135


(Birmingham, AL) – Today, Terri Sewell’s campaign for Congress launched the first TV ad in her historic race to be the first woman elected to Congress in Alabama. 


“I'm running for Congress to expand hope and create opportunity. Growing up in Selma, I learned the values of faith, hard work and personal responsibility. Returning to the district has given me the opportunity to put these values to work creating jobs and restoring hope in our communities.  Our first TV ad describes 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 30 second TV ad, entitled “Opportunity”, tells the story of Sewell’s humble roots in the Selma; how she was raised by a family of preachers and teachers who taught her Black Belt values.  These values have guided her as she has put her experience to work as an economic development attorney helping fund projects to improve our infrastructure, build schools, and attract industries which create jobs, and better educate our children.



TV (30 Seconds)


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


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


Democrat Terri Sewell.


After earning a law degree Terri came home … representing historically black colleges and helping build roads, bridges and schools   … projects that created jobs.


Restoring hope…Creating opportunity. 


That's Terri Sewell…For Congress.


Click HERE to watch the ad.



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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