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State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan
Alisha Thomas Morgan was born in Miami, Florida. Born with a passion to serve, Alisha has dedicated her life and her work to helping others and has the courage to do things that have never been done before. It is only fitting she serves as the YEO Network Membership Manager, supporting young electeds across the country and helping her fellow YEOs gain access to the resources they need.
She is a graduate of Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Sociology and Drama. Her passion for making a difference began in Florida when she became involved with the Miami Dade Youth Council of the NAACP.
In November 2002, Alisha made history by becoming the first African American to serve in the Georgia House of Representatives from Cobb County. Alisha is running unopposed in the General election, at 29, she remains the youngest serving member of the entire Georgia General Assembly. She continues to make her mark as she recently stood up to the Speaker of the House for working to protect voting rights as well as policies passed in the House of Representatives that hurt minorities, young people, the poor and the elderly. She is working to make major changes to the way young people are treated in the Georgia Penal system.
Alisha has received several leadership awards and honors from the NAACP. She has been featured in several publications including Ebony magazine as one of the Nation’s 30 Leaders who are under 30 and was listed as one of 10 of “America’s Young Civil Rights Heroes” by AOL Black Voices. She recently was one of six women in the country featured in the article “I Made in By 30 and You Can Too”, in Marie Claire Magazine, February 2006 issue.
Alisha is also a radio host of her own political talk show on 1380 WAOK in Atlanta, “Community Talk” on Monday nights at 6:00pm.