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Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea receives 2018 New American Hero Award

PROVIDENCE, RI This week, New American Leaders honored Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea with the 2018 New American Hero Award for her work in improving access to the ballot box.

Each year the nonpartisan organization, which is focused on bringing New Americans into the political process, honors elected officials from diverse backgrounds who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to building a more welcoming and inclusive nation.

"I am honored to receive the 2018 New American Hero Award and want to thank New American Leaders for their efforts to help a diverse selection of leaders take their next step in public service," Secretary Gorbea said. "Our best public policies are created when there is a diversity of opinions and backgrounds at the policymaking table. As Secretary of State, I will continue to work on making government more inclusive and accessible."

Also receiving 2018 New American Hero Awards were United States Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym.

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  • Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State
  • Online: http://www.sos.ri.gov/
  • Release date: 12-07-2018

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