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Introducing: This Year’s Nominees for the Young Women of Achievement Awards (YWA)

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Today, we will celebrate the Young Women of Achievement Awards (YWA), an annual event that recognizes the accomplishments of young, pro-choice, Democratic women in the D.C. area. Here are this year’s nominees.

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Latishia James

Latishia James

I believe my purpose in life is to assist in the development, healing and empowerment of young girls, women and  the LGBTQ community to reconcile their sexuality (sexual trauma/assault, sexual orientation, sexual expression) with their spirituality (morality, creator, divine, purpose in life).

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Deepa Kunapuli

Deepa Kunapuli

All I knew was that I wanted to change the world. I just didn’t know how. But in 2007, I got my answer. I met a man named Barack Hussein Obama.

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Holly Kearl

Holly Kearl

In 2008 I launched the website www.StopStreetHarassment.org where people around the world share their stories. I now have 15 correspondents who write monthly articles about the issue from seven countries.

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Angelique Roché

Angelique Roché

When I stumbled into the world of politics and policy after law school I was surprised to see the dearth of women. In particular, there was lack of African American and multiracial women in elected office or even working on the issues that affected women and minorities the most.

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Sarah Burris

Sarah Burris

When I came to the labor movement it wasn’t just because I had an opportunity to try something different. The appeal was in working with a bottom-up union that allowed me the connectivity to the kind of people I knew best.

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