Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell Recognized by the National Congress of Black Women, Inc.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, September 25, 2011, Rep Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) was recognized by the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. for her contributions to advancing the cause of African American women across this nation at their 27th Annual Awards Brunch.
“We rely heavily on black women in Congress to do what is in the best interest of black women and their families,” said Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., National Chair for the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. “We look forward to Rep. Terri Sewell using this honor as an inspiration to work even harder for black women and their families and to be inspired to do even greater things!”
“I am honored to be recognized with such remarkable women and men by the National Congress of Black Women,” said Rep. Sewell. “Their commitment to the development of Black women and their families is so critical today. African American women have been for generations the backbone of families and communities, providing an unwavering source of strength. I know I stand on the shoulders of such women of strength—the Shirley Chisholms, Harriett Tubmans and Nancy Garner Sewells of the world. I would not have the privilege of representing the Seventh Congressional District of Alabama—if it were not for their sacrifices and the support of my constituents.”
The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural advancement of Black women and their families. They serve as an advocate and non-partisan voice on key issues including: Adopt-a-Child campaign, College for Kids, Commission for Presidential Appointments, Commission on Entertainment and Public Media, Women’s Health and Childhood Obesity, Young Ambassadors Program, Domestic Violence and Voter Education and Registration and Green Team.
In addition to Rep. Sewell, seven women and one gentleman were also honored at the brunch.
Contact: Kendra Key; (202) 225-2665; Kendra.Key@mail.house.gov