Jasmin Lewis was “filled with emotion” when she was selected to be a 2020 Victory Empowerment Fellow, who are members of the LGBT community who fight for equality and justice in their communities.
"The mentorship, networking and skills this program provides will be invaluable in my work to improve the current landscape of inequality across Florida — as well as when I ultimately run for public office,” Lewis said in a press release.
Lewis is a board member of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, an organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
"Victory Empowerment Fellows bring critical voices to their communities. They represent the future of LGBTQ politics," said PBCHRC President Rand Hoch in a press release. "Everyone on our Board of Directors is proud that Jasmin was recognized for her leadership and skills. We look forward to her utilizing the skills she will gain through the LGBTQ Victory Institute in her civic endeavors for many years to come."
The LGBTQ Victory Institute works to increase the number of LGBT people in public office and to provide services and other support to help ensure their success. The institute selects eight people for fellowships who are LGBT change-makers with aspirations for public service, according to their website.
Each fellow will be assigned an LGBT mentor and will participate in the Victory Institute’s Candidate & Campaign Virtual Training. In December, they will attend the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
"The mentorship, networking and skills this program provides will be invaluable in my work to improve the current landscape of inequality across Florida — as well as when I ultimately run for public office," said Lewis in a press release.
Lewis is also involved in programs for the NAACP, the Urban League and Discover the Palm Beaches while also serving on that organization's LGBTQ Advisory Board. Lewis is also a member of the South Florida Fair's "Beyond the Fair - Class of 2021" and was elected Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.