Quick Hit: Let’s take a moment to honor Park Cannon

Earlier this week, Park Cannon – a Black, queer woman – won a runoff election for the Georgia State House’s 58th District.

Colorlines reports:

Cannon raised more money than opponent Ralph Long, and went on to defeat him in a runoff, winning 59 percent of the vote. No swear-in date has been announced, but Cannon will fufill the remaining term of state Representative Simone Bell, the first Black lesbian to serve in any state legislature. Cannon will be one of three openly queer House members; she joins Atlanta-area Representatives Keisha Waites and Karla Drenner.”

Prior to announcing her canidacy, Cannon was a health advocate who focused on Black women’s wellness. Her newly won seat encompasses major parts of East Atlanta that represents many of the city’s Black residents.

Major props to her.

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