Speaker Bio

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The Honorable Cory Booker
United States Senator, (D-New jersey)

Cory Booker is running for president to reignite America’s spirit of common purpose and build a more fair and just nation for everyone. He has dedicated his life to fighting for those who have been left out, left behind, or left without a voice. In 1996, Booker moved to Newark, New Jersey, and founded a nonprofit organization to provide legal services for low-income families, helping tenants take on slumlords, improve their living conditions, and stay in their homes. He was elected to Newark’s City Council at age 29 and, beginning in 2006, he served as Newark’s mayor for more than seven years.

Booker is the first African American elected to the U.S.Senate from New Jersey. In the Senate, he has fought against President Trump’s damaging policies and blatant disregard for fundamental American values. He’s also championed policies that advance economic and equal justice, including efforts to reform the broken criminal justice system, increase wages and ensure hard work is fairly rewarded, and protect the rights of all Americans to breathe clean air and drink clean water.