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Tami Sawyer

Commissioner, Shelby County, Tennessee

The community activist was elected on a progressive platform in August and now chairs the Law Enforcement, Fire, Corrections and Courts Committee. Sawyer, a speaker and writer focused on social justice and racial equality, in 2017 founded #TakeEmDown901, a successful campaign to remove Confederate statues from Memphis parks.

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Community Crusaders 2018:

Cheryl Action Jackson
Dwayne Bryant
Karen Marshall
Marley Dias
Nicole Lee
Shawn Hardnett
Symone  D. Sanders
Tarana Burke