Li'l Muck Episode 24: Florida House Rep. Michele Rayner-Goolsby


April 9th, 2021

21 mins 24 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

Hillary and Tina interview Florida House Rep for District 70, Michele Rayner-Goolsby .

Representative Rayner is a Florida native and was born and raised in Pinellas County. Rayner comes from a long line of service. Her mother was one of the first Black social-workers in St. Petersburg, Florida and her uncles served the City of St. Petersburg, District 70 and the State of Florida as the first Black Secretary for the Department of Corrections for the State of Florida and the former State Representative for District 55 (now 70), respectively. Rayner is the founder and Principal Attorney at Civil Liberty Law. Representative Rayner has quickly become an emerging voice on the issues of criminal justice reform, education, health and economic disparities, and race and gender issues both locally and nationally. She currently serves as the local counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, served as Assistant Assistant Public Defender for Hillsborough and Pinellas/Pasco Counties and as a Legislative Aide to Former State Senator Arthenia Joyner. And, made history as the first openly queer black women in Florida’s legislature.

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