Chairwoman April Baskin Committed to Celebrating Women of Color

Erie County Legislature Chairwoman April N.M. Baskin was selected as an At-Large Delegate to the virtual Democratic National Convention which was held in Milwaukee from August 17th through August 20th.  During this historic event, she  cast her vote for Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his chosen running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California, to become the 46th President and Vice President of the United States of America. Senator Harris is the first woman of color to be the vice presidential nominee on a major party Presidential ticket.

“I was  thrilled and ecstatic to have been given this opportunity to support Vice President Biden and Senator Harris in an official capacity at the DNC this year. While I regret we could not  all be together on the voting floor, safely casting my vote from home was no less historic for me. As a woman of color myself who is raising a daughter, I can’t overstate how much it means to see our Democratic party reflect those I was elected to serve. Black women across America are standing proud in support of this Democratic slate, and I know this team will be the right fit to serve our country for the next four years,” stated Legislator Baskin.

Baskin is also presenting a proclamation to the co-founders of the MMB Realty Group, a new women of color owned business that recently opened at 651 Delaware in Allentown. Jamia Mootry, Tamika Collins-Murphy, and Rosalind Burgin are realtors with over 20 years of combined experience who are eager to serve all of Erie County for their real estate needs.

Kelly Galloway holding check for 20k presented by Legislator Baskin

She also presented a check to Local Anti-Human Trafficking activists Kelly Galloway at the kick off of her “Free Them Challenge”   in support of her forthcoming Free Them Walk that will take place in 2021. The Challenge is set to raise 50K to help end human trafficking by supporting the work of Project Mona’s house, the 1st restorative home for trafficking victims that Galloway founded.  During the kickoff, she was presented with  a check for $20,000  from Erie County Legislator  April Baskin in support of Project Mona’s House. 

Baskin also presented a check to Local Anti-Human Trafficking activists Kelly Galloway a her kick off the  Free-Them Challenge in support of her forthcoming Free Them Walk that will take place in 2021. The Challenge is set to raise 50K to help end human trafficking by supporting the work of Project Mona’s house that Galloway founded that is WNY’s  1st restorative home for trafficking victims.