As the first black female partner in the Birmingham law firm of Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, P.C., Sewell distinguished herself as one of the only black public finance lawyers in the State of Alabama. She serves as a lawyer helping to raise money for public projects for some of the state's most underserved public entities.
She served as the first co-chair of the Women's Fund "Voices Against Violence" inaugural campaign, which promoted women helping women to overcome domestic violence.
Terri Sewell's mother, Nancy Gardner Sewell, was the first black woman elected to the Selma City Council; Terri hopes to follow in her footsteps as the first black woman elected to Congress from the State of Alabama.
In announcing the endorsement, NOW PAC chair Terry O'Neill said, "NOW PAC is proud to endorse Terri Sewell in her groundbreaking campaign. We are confident she will be a strong leader in Congress for full equality for women and girls."
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of NOW PAC. We live in a time when women are paid less for the same work as men and are charged more for health care premiums than men. This proves that despite the gains women have made in the past couple of decades, there is much work to be done to ensure equality for women and girls in America. I will be a tireless advocate for equality and I look forward to working with NOW in Congress to do just that," said Sewell.
For more information on Sewell see her campaign website
Read the NOW Press release, NOW Congratulates Sewell on Strong First-Place Finish in Alabama Primary.
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