Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell receives endorsement of the Alabama Democratic Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2014
Contact: Emma Humphries
Birmingham, AL—Today Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell received the endorsement of the Alabama Democratic Conference in her bid for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Sewell, who is the first African American woman to represent Alabama in Congress, is seeking a third term as Representative of District 7, which covers 14 counties including parts of Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, and most of Alabama’s Black Belt counties.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Democratic Conference, a true grassroots organization that has done so much to promote freedom, justice and democracy in our state,” Sewell said. “My thanks go out to Dr. Joe Reed for his longstanding leadership of the organization and to all of the members for giving of their time in service to our communities.”
“As Representative of Alabama’s 7th District, I will continue to partner with the Alabama Democratic Conference as we push forward in the fight for our shared values,” Sewell said. “In a time where old battles are becoming new again, we must be ever vigilant in our fight to protect the right to vote and honor the sacrifices that were made by the freedom fighters that came before us. The Alabama Democratic Conference has always been on the frontlines in the struggle, and together we will continue to labor until the job is done.”
In Congress, Sewell has made job creation and economic development her top priorities. She has sponsored an annual job fair and is also working with local employers and Alabama’s two-year colleges to develop training and apprenticeship opportunities through her Project R.E.A.D.Y. (Realizing Everyone’s Ability to Develop Yourself) initiative. In her bid for re-election, Sewell has also been endorsed by President Barack Obama, the Alabama New South Coalition, and the Alabama AFL-CIO.
For more information on the Sewell for Congress campaign, visit www.sewellforcongress.com.