Park Cannon Knows She Doesn’t Look Like Your Typical Politician. That’s the Idea.

Park Cannon Knows She Doesn’t Look Like Your Typical Politician. That’s the Idea.

Cannon had always been an activist, formalizing the title when she was still in high school and cementing it as soon as she graduated from college and went to work at a woman’s health clinic. Since then, she’s worked at local non-profits to advocate for the communities with which she identifies—the LGBTQ community, African Americans, low-income residents. “I make the average amount of money that an average person makes in my district, which is $24,000,” she says. Her heroes …

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CNN: The queer black millennial who plans to shake up Georgia politics

CNN: The queer black millennial who plans to shake up Georgia politics
Cannon is young. She is a black woman. She is queer.
That’s what Democratic Rep. Karla Drenner said makes Cannon’s perspective special to the Georgia Democratic caucus.
“She definitely looks at the world differently than most members,” said Drenner, who is also an openly gay lawmaker. “The difference is that she identifies with the word ‘queer.’ I think that’s generated some discussion because a lot of members have no clue what ‘Q’ means.”
Cannon, 24, said she …

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