Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

ADVISORY: Rep. Sewell at SXSW March 9 – March 11

Mar 8, 2018
Press Release
Rep. Sewell will join SXSW panels to discuss voting rights, AI, and more

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will participate in South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual conference of policy, film, interactive media, and music events in Austin, Texas. Rep. Sewell will appear on panels to discuss voter access to the polls, the challenges and opportunities created by artificial intelligence, the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation, and more.

SXSW Panel: Reforming the Vote (March 10)
Moderated by Mike Allen, Axios. Panelists include Rep. Sewell and Richard Hasen, legal scholar and expert on election law and campaign finance.
Panel Description: Voting in America is hard. While 22 industrialized countries have gone to great lengths to force their citizens to vote, some American lawmakers are trying to make it even harder for some citizens to reach the ballot box. We also know that adversaries have successfully hacked state voting systems.
When: Saturday, March 10; 9:30AM CT – 10:30AM CT
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown – Salon G

SXSW Panel: Ending the Dangerous Disconnect Between AI and DC (March 10)
Rep. Terri Sewell; Verity Harding, DeepMind; Clark Jennings, C&M International; Terah Lyons, Partnership on AI
Panel Description: The AI and DC communities are just beginning a crucial conversation about how to ensure the benefits of the AI revolution are shared and its risks are minimized. In 2016, the Obama Administration published a roadmap to help policymakers prepare for AI. In this session, experts from DC and Silicon Valley advance the debate, addressing how best to engage policymakers, what issues require the most urgent attention, and how to work constructively with the stakeholders shaping our intelligent future.
When: Saturday, March 10; 5:00 PM CT – 6:00 PM CT
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown – Salon F

Politico Playbook at SXSW
Reps. Terri Sewell, Nanette Barragan, and Will Hurd will chat with Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer
Panel Description: Jake and Anna will interview Members of Congress on news of the day, likely covering topics that include the Russia investigation and congressional action on gun violence.
When: Sunday, March 11; 12:00 PM CT
Where: WeDC House – Easy Tiger, East 6th & Sabine Streets


Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.