Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Statement from Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell in Recognition of Women's History Month

Mar 1, 2011
Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) released the following statement in recognition of Women’s History Month:

“Each year during Women’s History Month, we celebrate women from all walks of life who paved the way for progress.  The story of the 7th District and the State of Alabama could not be told without remembering women trailblazers who helped expand opportunities for all.  It is because of their efforts that I can now serve as Alabama’s first African American Congresswoman, and for that I am eternally grateful.  We pay tribute to the contributions of women like Doris Crenshaw, Odessa Woolfolk, Ethel Hall and Theresa Burroughs who advocated for civil rights and helped to build a foundation for future female leaders.  We honor women like Lily Ledbetter, who courageously fought for pay equity for women. 

Today, Alabama women continue to lead, rising to leadership positions in business and government.  Women like the Honorable Sue Bell Cobb, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States and former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman have been instrumental in shaping policy across this nation.  Every day, these hard-working women should inspire us to continue building a stronger America for future generations.

This Women’s History Month we also celebrate the millions of nameless American women who make history every day as mothers, daughters, community leaders and proud citizens. 

Everyone in the 7th District should observe this month by honoring the history, accomplishments, and contributions of American women.  Together, we can ensure that the voices of women in the 7th District, the State of Alabama, and across this nation remain strong and at the forefront of our national discussion.”

 

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