Tues, April 20 – Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland
April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland is the first African American to represent Washington State at the federal level, and the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress in its 230-year history. As a first-term representative, Strickland will tee up her early impression of the job and her legislative priorities on behalf of her Washington constituents and broader groups in America. Hear from this trailblazing Congresswoman as she discusses her first months in office and eye-popping current events.
As a Freshman Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Strickland carries with her the experience of rebuilding an economy after an economic recession. She will always be a strong voice for change so that our most vulnerable community members are served as we re-build an economy that works for all of us. Strickland serves as a Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in addition to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. She is also a Member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, Democratic Women’s Caucus, and the New Democrat Coalition.
Raised in the South Sound, Strickland graduated from Tacoma Public Schools and earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington. She went on to earn an MBA from Clark-Atlanta University, a Historically Black College and University.