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Nina Turner      

College Professor, Motivational Speaker, Frequent Media Commentator & Author; Former State Senator for Ohio's 25th District; National Co-Chair of Bernie Sanders's 2020 campaign

Nina Turner is a former college professor, motivational speaker, author, media commentator, former state senator for Ohio's 25th district, and the national co-chair for Bernie Sander's 2020 presidential campaign.

She was a national surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the turbulent 2016 Democratic presidential primaries and now serves as president of Our Revolution, an organization that Sanders created to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate political consciousness, and as the national co-chair of Sander's 2020 campaign.

In addition to her leadership at Our Revolution, Turner also serves as a founding fellow of the Sanders Institute, a group of leaders dedicated to transforming American democracy through the research, education, outreach and advancement of bold, progressive ideas and values.

When she served in the Ohio Senate, Turner was known as a fierce advocate, garnering recognition and praise from elected leaders across the political spectrum. She maintained an uncanny ability to both unify opposing viewpoints and challenge political leaders to live up to their highest selves. Her political experience as an elected member of the Cleveland City Council and a strategic leader of the Ohio Democratic Party afford her a unique understanding of government processes and how to overcome partisan perspectives.

Turner is also a highly sought after public speaker who has traveled across North America to inspire action and instill hope in crowds of more than 20,000 for bold causes like labor, women's reproductive health, voting rights, and income inequality.

Turner's passion and achievements as a political figure have been recognized by The Nation magazine, which in 2011 named her "Most Valuable State Senator, " by The Root, which listed her as one of the top 100 most influential African-Americans in the U.S. in 2014, and by Cleveland's Inside Business Magazine as one of the Top 25 most powerful people in Northeast Ohio for 2015. In 2017, Politico named her to their Politico Playbook Power List of 18 to watch in 2018.

She has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows, such as “Meet The Press,” “The Bill Maher Show,” Comedy Central’s “The President’s Show,” “Democracy Now,” the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” “The Breakfast Club,” “The Bill Press Show” and the “Thom Hartmann Radio Show.” Turner is also a political commentator on CNN, appearing frequently on “The State of the Union with Jake Tapper” and “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.”

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Nina Turner: Reflections on the political revolution's past and future ...

Nina Turner, a former state senator from Ohio, had been prominent in state politics but less known on the national scene when she emerged as one of Sanders' ...

Nina Turner: Dems Need to Heal Because Clinton Campaign ...

Saturday, MSNBC political analyst and former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D) discussed the WikiLeaks emails that show the Hillary Clinton campaign's disdain  ...

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