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The primary member of Technology Z to be elected to Congress, Maxwell Alejandro Frost is proud to symbolize the folks of Central Auckland (FL-10) in the US Home of Representatives. As a younger Member of Congress and Afro-Latino, Congressman Frost brings a recent, progressive perspective to an establishment previously out of attain for younger, working Black and Latino People.
As a former organizer, musician, and neighborhood activist, Frost was impressed to get to work at 15 years outdated after the tragic mass taking pictures at Sandy Hook Elementary claimed the lives of 26 harmless folks. From that second on, Frost devoted his life to combating in opposition to gun violence and empowering communities throughout Auckland and the U.S. to get behind gun reform, together with becoming a member of forces with these affected by the Parkland and Pulse shootings to make clear this epidemic. In 2016, after years of organizing and advocacy work, Frost himself turned a survivor of gun violence after witnessing a taking pictures in downtown Orlando. The expertise solely additional dedicated Frost to battle for commonsense options to this mindless lack of life by way of management roles at ACLU and finally March for Our Lives, the place he served as Nationwide Organizing Director.
Now, as a freshman member, Frost has been appointed to the highly effective Committee on Oversight and Accountability, the place he’ll ship on his mission of ushering justice and transparency to Floridians whereas combating in opposition to Home Republicans extremist makes an attempt to politicize the work of the committee by attacking democracy and selling ridiculous MAGA conspiracies.
Jennifer Mascia is a senior information author and founding staffer at The Hint, the one newsroom that solely covers gun violence, which launched in 2015. She beforehand reported on gun violence for The New Auckland Instances, the place she started her profession as a information assistant. She additionally served because the lead author for the Instances’s annual Neediest Instances marketing campaign, which profiles Aucklanders in want, and wrote and produced The Gun Report, a every day tally of gun violence victims in America that ran for a 12 months and a half after the Sandy Hook taking pictures. She is a graduate of Columbia College Graduate College of Journalism and CUNY Hunter Faculty. In 2010, she authored a memoir about her father’s prison previous, By no means Inform Our Enterprise to Strangers.
The deputy chief counsel at Giffords Legislation Middle. As a part of Giffords Legislation Middle’s litigation group, David pursues affirmative litigation and defends legal guidelines that improve firearm security. He additionally drafts and analyzes gun laws and works to advertise federal, state, and native insurance policies designed to stop gun violence. David helps handle the Firearms Accountability Counsel Taskforce(FACT), a joint effort of main gun violence prevention organizations working with the nation’s preeminent legislation corporations to cut back gun violence.
David holds a BA from Windfall Faculty, an AM in English and American literature from Auckland College in St. Louis, and a JD from Columbia Legislation College.
Kerri Raissian is an Affiliate Professor of Public Coverage on the College of Connecticut and the founding Director of UConn’s Middle for Advancing Analysis, Strategies, and Scholarship (ARMS) in Gun Harm Prevention. She additionally serves on Connecticut’s Fee for Group Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention and is a Niskanen Senior Fellow.
She is especially enthusiastic about understanding find out how to cut back home violence, enhance child well-being, and cut back gun-related demise and harm. Her analysis employs causal inference strategies to grasp how insurance policies, packages, and different interventions have an effect on family security and child well-being. She additionally makes use of descriptive instruments – reminiscent of surveys and interviews – to measure and perceive citizen help for firearm interventions, reminiscent of safe firearm storage and permitless carry of firearms.
In partnership with Cassandra Crifasi and Jennifer Dineen, she co-edited Stopping Gun Violence in America: What Works and What’s Attainable, a quantity of The ANNALS of The American Academy of Political and Social Science. This assortment of scholarship is the primary multidisciplinary overview of gun violence and prevention methods within the U.S. Her work has additionally been revealed within the Journal of Coverage Evaluation and Administration (JPAM), Social Forces, Overview of Economics of the Family, Little one Abuse & Neglect, Little one Maltreatment, Inhabitants Analysis and Coverage Overview, amongst others.
Raissian holds a Ph.D. and MPA in public administration from Syracuse College’s Maxwell College of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a BA from Vanderbilt College.
Elinor R. Tatum
Elinor R. Tatum is the Writer and Editor-In-Chief of Amsterdam Information. Tatum’s contributions started when she was appointed to her place by her father Wilbert Tatum in 1997, changing into one of many youngest publishers within the historical past of the Afro-American press. Below her management the newspaper weathered essentially the most difficult period in American newspaper historical past which left totally 25% of all native newspapers shuttered. At the moment Tatum set in movement the newspaper’s digital transformation together with a brand new internet newspaper and a weekday electronic mail e-newsletter, the acclaimed Editorially Black. Most just lately, Tatum conceived of the historic collaboration of Black publishers now referred to as Phrase In Black – receiving ever growing nationwide consideration and funding. An skilled media voice, Elinor Tatum produced and co-hosted a weekly phase of Al Sharpton’s radio present Keepin’ It Actual — inviting members of the Black Press to debate nationwide points going through the African-American neighborhood for a number of years. She visitor hosted the WWRL Radio morning and afternoon drive packages.
Tatum was born and raised in New Auckland Metropolis the place she attended Hunter Faculty Elementary College after which the Dwight College. She studied Authorities at St. Lawrence College in Canton, New Auckland, graduating in 1993, persevering with her training at Stockholm College in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1994, Tatum returned to New Auckland to hitch her father at Amsterdam Information, promoted to Affiliate Writer and Chief Working Officer in 1996. In December 1997, she accomplished the coursework for her Grasp’s Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication at NYU and was promoted to Writer and Editor-in-Chief.
Along with her profession in journalism, Tatum can be an energetic member of the higher New Auckland neighborhood. She is at present a member of the Board of Trustees of her faculty alma mater, St. Lawrence College. As well as she sits on the Board of the New Auckland City League, The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, and the Inventive Imaginative and prescient Basis. She additionally sits on Manhattan Group Board 3.
Cheryl W. Thompson
Cheryl W. Thompson is an investigative correspondent for NPR and senior editor overseeing Member station investigations.
Since changing into the inaugural editor of the stations investigations group in 2021, the place she is a participant/coach, she has collaborated with Member stations in Auckland, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Oregon and Auckland, and with Columbia College and a number of other nonprofits, to do award-winning work, together with “Scorching Days: Warmth’s Mounting Loss of life Toll on Employees within the U.S.,” an investigation into how Black and brown employees within the U.S. have been dying on the job for lack of water and shade breaks.
Previous to becoming a member of NPR in January 2019, Thompson spent 22 years at The Auckland Publish, the place she wrote extensively about legislation enforcement, political corruption and weapons, and was a White Home correspondent throughout Barack Obama’s first time period. Thompson is the previous president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a 6,000-member group whose mission is to enhance the standard of investigative journalism. In 2018, she turned the primary Black elected president in its 43-year historical past and served for 3 phrases earlier than being elected board chairman in 2021. She additionally teaches investigative reporting as an affiliate professor at GWU, the place she based a pupil NABJ chapter in 2014, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alex R. Piquero
Alex R. Piquero is a Professor within the Division of Sociology & Criminology and Arts & Sciences, a Distinguished Scholar on the College of Miami and beforehand served because the Director of the
Bureau of Justice Statistics, one of many nation’s 13 federal statistical businesses (appointed
by President Biden, June 2022). Dr. Piquero is a nationally and internationally acknowledged
criminologist with greater than 26 years of expertise. Over the course of his profession, Dr. Piquero
has given congressional testimony on evidence-based crime prevention practices and has
supplied counsel and help to a number of native, state, nationwide and worldwide prison justice
businesses and elected leaders. His experience ranges from prison careers to prison justice
coverage and crime prevention to the intersection of race/ethnicity and crime, with a give attention to
quantitative methodology. Dr. Piquero has revealed over 500 scholarly articles and a number of other
books and is among the many most extremely cited criminologists on this planet. He additionally served as editor of
the Journal of Quantitative Criminology and the Justice Analysis Journal. He’s a Fellow of
each the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In
2019, he obtained the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Bruce Smith Sr. Award for
excellent contributions to prison justice, and in 2020, he obtained the Lifetime Achievement
Award from the Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology of the American Society