20. February 2024 · Comments Off on Nick Brown for Attorney General – February 20, 2024 · Categories: Elections

This Black History Month, I’ve been focused on learning from and uplifting the stories of incredible Black leaders who have made history here in Washington. So today, I want to take a moment to share the story of a very impactful Black changemaker who made history almost 40 years ago.

Cora Pinson worked for the Washington State Department of Employment Security and was active in her local Democratic Party. Through her activism, she worked to highlight Black history in her community by hosting a local radio show that uplifted and shared stories of Black history from Thurston County.

She made history in 1987 when she was elected as the first Black woman to ANY post in Washington state history and the first Black City Councilmember in Olympia.

Cora was an incredible community organizer who paved the way for future Black leaders like myself. Her story helps prove that all of today’s Black changemakers stand on the shoulders of our ancestors and those who paved the way for future generations.

With your support, we can make our own history. Winning the Attorney General’s race would make me Washington’s first Black statewide executive office holder. Together, we can create a Washington that Cora and many other past trailblazers would be proud of — a state where everyone has a right to be safe no matter their race, their age, their gender, or where they live.

Thank you for taking the time to continue to celebrate Black History Month with me. We’re stronger together and can always learn how to move forward by looking at the stories of past historymakers.


— Nick

Nick Brown for Attorney General
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Seattle, WA 98104
United States