Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Voting Rights

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Sep 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) will host a live telephone town hall with special guests Dr. David Hicks, Dr. Stephanie McClure, William Barnes, and David Young. Topics will include President Biden’s historic Build Back Better Agenda, the status of COVID-19 and vaccinations in Alabama, rental assistance, and H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The hour-long event will conclude with a Q&A session during which Rep.

Aug 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) praised the House passage of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which she introduced last week. This critical legislation would restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and keep the promise of our democracy for all Americans. Amid the most coordinated state-level effort to restrict the right to vote in generations, H.R.

Aug 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This critical legislation would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision and more recently in the 2021 Brnovich v. DNC decision. The bill aims to protect voters from discrimination by restoring and strengthening the protections of the VRA. The introduction of H.R.

Aug 6, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement on the 56th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965:

Jul 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Brnovich v. DNC to reverse the Ninth Circuit’s decision and uphold Arizona’s racially discriminatory voting restrictions that target Latino and minority voters: 

Jun 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement on the 8th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s disastrous Shelby County v. Holder decision which gutted key protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) and removed federal oversight from states with a proven track record of voter suppression:

Jun 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Just days before the 8th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Shelby v. Holder decision, the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus announced that Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) will serve as co-chair of the Caucus. Congresswoman Williams is a Congressional leader in the fight for voting rights and succeeds her friend, mentor and civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis.

Apr 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to pass H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, landmark legislation that would admit Washington, D.C. as the 51st state of the Union. The bill would give D.C. residents voting representation in Congress and would allow for full, local self-government.

Sep 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 27, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) led a voting rights hearing to examine a recent report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) on minority access to voting. The hearing was co-hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). Witnesses included USCCR Chair Catherine Lhamon, USCCR Vice Chair Patricia Timmons-Goodson, and USCCR Commissioner Debo Adegbile.