Rep. Statement on Violence in Charlottesville Following White Supremacist Protests
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) issues the following statement condemning the violence which occurred Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, following protests by white supremacists:
“I am deeply disturbed by the act of terror which was committed Saturday in Charlottesville,” said Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL). “As a nation, our message must be clear: racism, white supremacy, and violence will not be tolerated. I send my prayers to the victims in Charlottesville, their families, and the first responders who are working to keep their community safe. This tragic violence is a reminder that we must recommit ourselves to ending racism and bigotry wherever they exist.”
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.