Campaign News
September 02, 2010

Terri Sewell Visits Greensboro

Contact: Craig Auster, 845-612-3266

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TERRI SEWELL VISITS GREENSBORO

GREENSBORO, AL - Terri A. Sewell, Democratic nominee for the open Alabama's 7th Congressional District seat, recently visited the Magnolia Restaurant and the Alabama Fish Farming Center in Greensboro, AL. 

On Saturday, August 28th, Sewell joined members of the community from across the Black Belt to welcome the inaugural corps of Teach for America teachers.  Teach for America seeks to end educational inequality by enlisting promising college graduates to commit to teach for 2 years in some of the nation's highest-need schools.  Teach for America recently expanded into west Alabama, and will provide an additional 30 teachers per year to teach in high-need schools in Dallas, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry and Sumter counties.

Sewell was very involved in organizing community and financial support for Teach for America-Alabama.  "I am so proud that we were able to build broad-based support to bring these bright, young students to the Black Belt to help our hard-working teachers," said Sewell.

On Wednesday, September 1st, Sewell joined local members of the Alabama Farmers Federation from across the Black Belt for a meal of locally-produced catfish and listened to their concerns for the future of agriculture in Alabama's Black Belt. 

"As the granddaughter of farmers, I understand the proud tradition of farming and the importance of protecting Alabama agriculture," said Sewell.  "In Washington, I will fight to ensure Alabama farmers are being treated fairly and that we support buy-local efforts across the state."

For more information on Terri Sewell and her campaign, please visit her website at sewellforcongress.com.

 

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