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. 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. https://www.maureeturner.com/about
  5. Telusma, Blue (November 4, 2020). "Mauree Turner to be 1st non-binary lawmaker in US, 1st Muslim legislator in Oklahoma". TheGrio. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  6. https://ballotpedia.org/Mauree_Turner
  7. https://www.maureeturner.com/community-issues
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