Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown

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Name: Corrine Brown

Title:  Congresswoman

Organization: U.S. House of Representatives

What Makes This Person a Game Changer:  Since 1992, the Honorable Corrine Brown has represented Florida’s 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives (since renamed the 5th District). Prior to becoming a member of Congress, she spent ten years  in the Florida State House of Representatives. In 2012, Brown was outspoken and proactive on the murder of Trayvon Martin. During that year, she demanded that the Sanford, Florida Police Department to conduct a full investigation on Martin’s murder, which occurred in Brown’s district. She also spoke out against the charges and conviction against Marissa Alexander, the Jacksonville, Florida woman who was sentenced to twenty years after shooting a warning shot above her abusive husband’s head. Brown recruited the lawyers who are representing Marissa in her appeal. She is the Ranking Member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, a senior member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, as well as a member of the Subcommittee on Aviation. She is also a member of the Committee on Veterans Affairs and the VA Subcommittee on Health.

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