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Andrea Jenkins@annapoetic ) wrote a moving tribute to Monica Roberts and her work putting trans voices and stories front and center throughout her impactful career.

MCC VP Andrea Jenkins: I have been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It has impaired my physical ability to a certain extent. I’m clearly still mobile and ambulatory, but my lateral movement has been significantly impacted.

Minneapolis City Council Vice PresidentAndrea Jenkins: "The mental trauma or the mental stress created from what I would call community trauma or communal trauma is just as challenging and deleterious as actually suffering from those injustices yourself."

Minneapolis City Council Vice PresidentAndrea Jenkins told The Root exactly what she means when she and her fellow council members call for defunding the police:

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Black LGBTQ leaders — including "Pose" star Dominique Jackson, lawmaker Andrea Jenkins and advocate Tiq Milan — joined NBC's "Pride and Protest" town hall.

The first black, openly transgender woman elected in the U.S. represents an area of Minneapolis near where George Floyd was arrested. “That’s where I live,” said andrea jenkins'>Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, “at the intersection of LGBT politics and racial injustice.”

"People are desperate for change. People are fighting for change. People are willing to put their lives on the line for change." Andrea Jenkins, the first black, openly transgender woman to be elected to U.S. public office, talks about racial equity.

The Minneapolis councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, the first black, openly transgender woman to be elected to public office in the U.S., talks about racial equity, how poetry informs her work and where we go from here.

"People are desperate for change. People are fighting for change. People are willing to put their lives on the line for change." Minneapolis councilwoman Andrea Jenkins@annapoetic ) talks about where we go from here. 

“Reforms haven’t worked. And so, we have to reimagine what public safety looks like,” Minneapolis City Council Viceandrea jenkins'>President Andrea Jenkins says about the council’s plan to dismantle the police department.

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Andrea Jenkins, vice president of Minneapolis City Council, says George Floyd and Officer Chauvin worked at restaurant near Third Precinct. "They were coworkers for a very long time."

Minneapolis City Council VP Andrea Jenkins: “I am asking my colleagues ... to declare a state of emergency declaring racism as a public health issue. Until we name this virus, this disease that has infected America for the past 400 years, we will never, ever resolve this issue."

Minneapolis City Council VP Andrea Jenkins: “I am asking my colleagues ... to declare a state of emergency declaring racism as a public health issue. Until we name this virus, this disease that has infected America for the past 400 years, we will never, ever resolve this issue."

“It is very much complete chaos … It's very much a spiraling situation,” Minneapolis Council Vice PresidentAndrea Jenkins says about the protests over the death of George Floyd.

BREAKING: In stirring moment, Minneapolis Council Vice Pres. Andrea Jenkins sings "Amazing Grace" at press conference on death of George Floyd. “We feel as if there was a knee on all of our collective necks—a knee that says black life does not matter.”

Vice President of the Minneapolis City Council Andrea Jenkins says George Floyd and Officer Chauvin worked at the same restaurant together for seventeen years. "They were coworkers for a very long time."

“Until we name this virus, this disease, that has infected America for the past 400 years, we will never ever resolve this issue," Minneapolis Council Vice Pres. Andrea Jenkins says in a presser following George Floyd's death

Minneapolis City Council VP Andrea Jenkins: "You have every absolute right to be angry, to be upset, to be mad, to express your anger, however you have no right to perpetrate violence and harm on the very communities that you say that you are standing up for."

#BREAKING : Andrea Jenkins becomes first transgender woman of color elected to public office in US

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