Mauree Turner

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    Mauree Turner
    Place of birth Oklahoma
    Nationality American
    Pronouns they/them, she/her[1][2]
    Gender identity nonbinary femme[2][3]
    Occupation politician and community organizer

    Mauree Nivek Rajah Salima Turner[4] is an American politician and community organizer. In November 2020, they were elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, making them the first publicly nonbinary USA state-level lawmaker and the first Muslim member of the Oklahoma Legislature.[1][5] Turner got 71.4% of the vote, handily defeating their opponent, Republican Kelly Barlean.[6]

    Turner campaigned on issues including criminal justice reform, improving public education, raising the minimum wage, and improving healthcare options.[7]

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    1. 1.0 1.1 Smith, Kelsie (November 5, 2020). "Mauree Turner is the first nonbinary and first Muslim Oklahoma state lawmaker". CNN. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
    2. 2.0 2.1 @MaureeTurnerOK (November 5, 2020). "That's me! Mauree Turner. Pronouns They & She (not preferred, just pronouns) I am a born n raised Muslim-Oklahoman. Non-binary femme, & community organizer. The work I've been doing with, in, & for my community goes back years" – via Twitter.
    3. Instagram post, March 1, 2021
    4. Archived on 17 July 2023
    5. Telusma, Blue (November 4, 2020). "Mauree Turner to be 1st non-binary lawmaker in US, 1st Muslim legislator in Oklahoma". TheGrio. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
    6. Archived on 17 July 2023
    7. Archived on 17 July 2023
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