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Hello, Twitter! Congresswoman Terri Sewell here. I'll be taking over tweet duty for @TheDemocrats over the next little bit for some real talk on last night's big #ALSen win and the power of the #blackwomen vote! - @Sewell4Congress
I knew that black women could change the world long before the incredible headlines we're seeing today. My mom, a high school librarian with a master’s degree, became the first African-American woman elected to Selma’s City Council and served 11 years. - @Sewell4Congress
Decades later I sought office for the U.S. House and became the first black woman to ever serve in Alabama's Congressional delegation where I presently represent Selma, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and more. - @Sewell4Congress
My heart almost burst with joy to know that Selma — home of the sacred ground where Freedom Fighters were bloodied and beaten for the right to vote — Selma, helped seal the deal for Doug Jones in last night's #ALSenate election! - @Sewell4Congress
The defeat of Roy Moore wasn’t about right vs. left. It was about right vs. wrong. Selma came through. And so did a Hell of a lot of black women. - @Sewell4Congress
Think about that. Descendants of Alabamians who once faced literacy tests and had to guess how many marbles were in a jar in order to vote, stood up against hatred and intolerance and made the difference at the ballot box. - @Sewell4Congress
And you know what? This isn’t a new thing. Black women vote. - @Sewell4Congress
Support from black women was key in last month's VA gov race, where Democrat Ralph Northam brought home a big W. And no other voting bloc supported New Jersey Gov-elect Phil Murphy at higher %s than black women. - @Sewell4Congress
Doug Jones is a wonderful man and was a terrific candidate who would not have won without the turnout we saw from black voters — black women in particular. - @Sewell4Congress
Black women have been voting to represent their best interests as Democrats more fiercely and more consistently than any other voting bloc. We cannot and will not take them for granted! - @Sewell4Congress
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