Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



October 15, 2021

Senator Marilyn Moore Named One of 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut

State Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) was named one of the NAACP’s top 100 Most Influential Blacks in the state. The CT Conference of NAACP Branches will be awarding 100 Black people in Connecticut who are on their list as influencers, community leaders, and industry trailblazers later in the month.

“It is a true honor to be recognized by the NAACP as an influential Black person in our state,” said Sen. Moore. “I stand where I am today because of the blood and sweat spilled by the generation before me to advance the rights and welfare of Black Americans. Every day I strive to live up to that legacy and inspire the next generation.”

Senator Moore won this award for the first time in 2018. As a lifelong Bridgeport resident and community activist, she is being honored for her dedication and passion as she strives to uphold accountability and equality for everyone in the Bridgeport community and around the state. Sen. Moore has been a force in advocating for health equity, living wage, and legislation that supports and protects Connecticut communities.

This year in particular, Senator Moore committed to assessing all legislation within the General Assembly through a racial equity lens. She fought to ensure each piece of major legislation not only had no negative racial implications but also actively advanced equity in our state.

Senator Moore also worked to raise awareness on the health disparities raised by the coronavirus pandemic in relation to Black and brown people. She dedicated herself to provide a more fair and equitable future for Black and brown families in Connecticut.

The CT Conference of NAACP Branches will recognize the 100 Most Influential Blacks in the state on October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. in Mashantucket.