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April 28, 2014

President Obama Endorses U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell for Third Term

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President Obama Endorses U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell for Third Term


April 28, 2014


Contact:  Emma Humphries

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President Obama Endorses U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell for Third Term

Birmingham, AL—Today, President Barack Obama endorsed Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell as she seeks her third term as the U.S. Representative to Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.

“I have known Terri since law school, and she has always been a strong voice and tireless advocate for the people of Alabama,” President Obama said. “In Congress, Terri has stood by me though the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and we’ve stood up to Republicans who’ve tried to roll back our progress time and time again. Terri has been working tirelessly to promote job creation and investment in skills training and workforce development. I am proud to once again support her re-election, so we can continue the fight for our shared values.”

In response to President Obama’s endorsement, Congresswoman Sewell said, “I am honored to receive President Obama’s endorsement in my bid to continue representing Alabama’s 7th District, and I am proud to be one of his most steadfast allies in Congress.   I look forward to continuing to work with President Obama as we fight for an economic agenda that is committed to making sure that everyone who works hard and plays by the rules is given a fair shot.” 


About Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell:

First elected in November 2010 with 72 percent of the vote, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell is one of the first women elected to Congress from Alabama in her own right and is the first African American woman to ever serve in the Alabama Congressional delegation. Sewell is currently serving her second term and has made job creation, and securing resources and funding opportunities for the 7th District her top priorities. She has sponsored an annual job fair in the district and is working with local employers and Alabama’s two-year colleges to develop training and apprenticeship opportunities.

Sewell also created a local job readiness initiative called Project R.E.A.D.Y. (“Realizing Everyone’s Ability to Develop Yourself”) hosting training workshops to close the skills gap.  For more information about Congresswoman Sewell, visit


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