Out State Representative Park Cannon has been selected for a yearlong fellowship with Future Now, an advocacy organization that focuses on empowering state legislators to help create a more representative democracy.
Leaders selected to the fellowship participate with peers convening on the national and regional levels, as well as mentorship from Future Now staff and its partner organizations. Each part of the program is designed to help state legislators hone their skills and rise to the challenges of legislative work in the 21st century.
“The future depends on policymakers for progress and constituent services that are reflective of the diversity of Georgians,” said Rep. Cannon. “It is an honor to be selected for this fellowship to learn, grow and lead during the second wave of COVID-19.”
She follows U.S. Representative Nikema Williams, who previously served as a Georgia state senator, with this distinction.
Rep. Cannon was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2016 and currently serves on the Code Revision, Human Relations & Aging, Insurance, Creative Arts & Entertainment, Ethics and Small Business Development committees representing District 58. The lawmaker garnered national attention in late March 2021 when she was arrested at the State Capitol after advocating against Gov. Brian Kemp’s voter suppression bill.