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McMorrin Launches Campaign for Culver City Council

Would Become the First African American Woman on the dais

 

November 7, 2019

Yasmine-Imani McMorrin

Attorney and equity advocate Yasmine-Imani McMorrin is kicking-off her campaign for City Council this Sunday, Nov. 10, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the home of Dr. Kelly Kent, Culver City School Board president – 4204 Lafayette Place, Culver City.

McMorrin has already received prominent endorsements from Culver City Mayor and two-term Council Member Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Council Member Alex Fisch, Dr. Kent, along with other community supporters.

As the associate director of Student Support at USC Gould School of Law, McMorrin develops programming for students to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. After work, she volunteers as vice chairperson of the Culver City General Plan Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Culver City Unified School District Equity Strategic Planning Committee, and serves as co-founder of the Culver City Community of Color Collective, an organization that supports children and families of color.

After earning a bachelor of arts degree in Economics from Spelman College, McMorrin went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University, where she became President of Rutgers Law School's Association of Black Law Students. She is also a Member of the Governing Board of New Leaders Council--Los Angeles Chapter, a graduate of the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute, and an American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Scholar.

"I would be honored to serve as a member of the City Council because I am committed to helping maintain the city's quality of life for everyone, including our most vulnerable citizens," stated McMorrin. "My vision as a council member is to ensure that as Culver City develops, we help everyone share in our progress."

If elected, McMorrin would be the first African American woman to serve on the City Council, a historic milestone that would further the city's reputation for inclusive leadership.

McMorrin's campaign is focused on housing, sustainability, transportation, and government accountability, as well as raising civic engagement on local issues, especially among young people.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP on Eventbrite at: tinyurl.com/y39ljuq9.

 

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