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Years I: Family Status and Rights Lawyer

years i: She says that her decision to run was not only about bringing a progressive agenda to Toronto but was also a response to the many communities that have been encouraging her to run for years, according to Rabble. I have ties to so many communities that have never seen political representation at City Hall ever and so that was a big driving force for me, says Gebresellassi.A human rights lawyer who speaks seven languages including American Sign Language, Gebresellassi has represented or provided counsel to many clients experiencing discrimination based on family status, immigration status, gender, ability, and race. A proud alumnus of Women WinTO, an organization that trains women from diverse backgrounds to run for political office, Gebresellassi spent more than a year planning her run and boasts over a decade of community organizing experience. She maintains strong connections with people incarcerated in facilities such as the Toronto South and Toronto East Detention Centres, which she says constitute a large part of her support base. For Gebresellassi, the respect and trust earned by a proven track record of advocacy and deep roots in community are critical to victory I know that we have the numbers to win the election with, just for example, the Eritrean community, the Ethiopian community, the Somali community, the Latino community, the deaf community. While the people incarcerated in these facilities cannot vote in the upcoming municipal election, Gebresellassi asserts, they are all part of family units that do. ( As reported in the news.