1000 Women Strong Notable Surrogates

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Sabina Matos - Rhode Island Lt Governor

 

She was appointed as the 70th Lieutenant Governor of the State of Rhode Island on April 14, 2021. She is the second woman to hold this post and the first woman of color. Additionally, she is the first Dominican American to hold the position of Lieutenant Governor in the United States.

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Brother Yusef Salaam (Exonerated 5)

 

Dr. Yusef Salaam was fifteen, when he was tried and convicted along with four other Black and Latinx young men. The Exonerated Five spent between seven to 13 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit, until their sentences were overturned in 2002.

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Alisha Bell - MI Wayne County Commissioner 

 

Alisha Bell is Chair of the Wayne County Commission. She was first elected to the Commission in November 2002 as the youngest African-American woman to serve on a county commission in the country, and is serving her ninth two-year term.

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Alicia Hyndman - NY Assembly Woman

 

Alicia L. Hyndman was elected to the New York State Assembly encompassing the neighborhoods of Laurelton, Rosedale, St. Albans, Addisleigh Park, Hollis, Springfield Gardens and Jamaica. 

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Angie Nixon - FL State Rep.

 

Nixon served as a community organizer for over a decade. She has organized events, providing access to healthy food options in food deserts, created educational and training opportunities for small business owners, and emphasized a focus on the overall health and well-being of residents.

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Carl Sherman - TX State Rep.

 

Rep. Sherman has served in the community as the first African American in various capacities, including president of the DeSoto Rotary Club, board chairman of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the business and government affairs committee, and board chairman of the Best Southwest Chamber of Commerce.