Virginia Changemakers
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A native of Sudan,Bol Gai Dengis currently running for president of South Sudan.

A native of Peru, Elizabeth Guzmancurrently represents the 31st District (Prince William and Fauquier Counties) in Virginia's House of Delegates.
Prince William & Fauquier Counties

A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jacques Mushagasha is the founder and current president of the Alliance for Good Government and Peace in Africa in Harrisonburg.

A native of Pakistan, Atif Qarni is currently the secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Prince William County

As a judge in Richmond’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Angela Edwards Roberts has been a forceful advocate for vulnerable youth and families within the criminal justice system.

Mary A. Marshall advocated public education and equal rights as a member of the General Assembly for more than twenty years.

Throughout her career in public service, Kay Coles James has been an advocate for families, faith, and communities while working in local, state, and federal government.

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Fulfilling her passion for public service, Melody C. Barnes has been working to shape domestic policy in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years.

Mary Janipher Bennett Malveaux is the first African-American woman to serve as a judge of Henrico County’s General District Court and the second to sit on Virginia’s Court of Appeals.
Henrico County

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Peter Jacob Carter rose from slavery to be an influential member of the General Assembly and sought-after political speaker during the 1870s and 1880s.
Northampton County
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