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Jalyn Radziminski-Smith

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Born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN, Jalyn Radziminski is a Black-Japanese activist, whose work is dedicated to advocating for voter rights, racial equity, and accessibility for the BIPOC Disability Community.

Jalyn founded Count US IN, the first Indiana-based non-partisan nonprofit and movement that advocates to increase and diversify political participation and voter turnout. In partnership with Humanity in Action, Jalyn hosted a Racial Justice and Accessibility Fellowship through Count US IN to support civic engagement campaigns led by Hoosiers that identify as Black, in the Disability Community and impacted by incarceration. Currently, Jalyn is working through Count US IN to build statewide BIPOC, Disability-led voting rights coalitions to educate, empower, and defend voting rights access.

Radziminski is an elected Commissioner for Indiana Disability Rights’ Protection and Advocacy Services.

Jalyn’s advocacy has been featured by the American Association for People with Disabilities, Mental Health America, Asian American Studies Collective, Atlanta NPR, Indiana Governor Council for People with Disabilities, Humanity in Action USA News, Poor People’s Campaign – Bloomington , Emory University News, as well as general and Black-owned outlets across Indiana (Journal Gazette, The Ink Spot, Bring It On!, WPTA21 Fort Wayne, WRTV Indianapolis, Times Union, Ink Free News, and more).

 

Updated June 2021

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