Madison – Today, physician and community health advocate, Dr. Jasmine Zapata, endorsed Brandi Grayson for the Madison Common Council, District 14.  So far, Grayson’s list of health care supporters include:

  • Dr. Jasmine Zapata – Board Certified Physician

  • Robin Lowney-Lankton – Public Health Professional

  • Myra Mcnair – Marriage and Family Therapist, Substance Abuse Counselor, Owner/Founder of Anesis Family Therapy

  • Wanda Smith – Child and Family Advocate, CNA, Owner/Founder at Peace Network Inc.

  • Tamara N. Thompson – Reproductive Justice Advocate at Maroon Calabash

  • Felica Turner-Walton – Grief Counselor, Owner/Founder of Healing Our Hearts

Dr. Jasmine Zapata referred to Grayson’s fortitude, dedication and experience as key strengths: “Brandi is not afraid to tackle hard issues and has incredible lived experience that has shaped her advocacy efforts. She is a dedicated leader and has what it takes to create much needed systems change. I applaud her tireless efforts to advocate for justice and health equity. I’m proud to support her and am hopeful for our future.”  Public Health Professional, Robin Lowney-Lankton sang Grayson’s praises:  “Brandi Grayson embodies the leadership we need on the Madison Common Council. Brandi has the lived experience and vision to support all residents to truly have the opportunity to be healthy, safe and thrive. I am supporting Brandi for District 14 Alder, and you can too.”

Longtime child and family advocate, Wanda Smith, also endorsed Grayson stating: “I believe Brandi has the grassroots leadership needed, expertise, compassion and empathy through her lived experience and dedication to realistically lift communities of color across the state. She will bring system solutions to the city council”

Reproductive Justice Advocate, Tamara N. Thompson, backed Grayson with a strong statement of support: “In order to create a more equitable Madison, leaders who have the capacity to understand and confront the critical interplay between individuals, their health care providers, systems that organize them, and institutions that govern their access are absolutely necessary. Brandi Grayson’s approach is informed by the high stakes involved for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ populations: our lives are on the line. As Alderperson, Brandi will be uniquely positioned to give a voice that addresses inequity, discriminatory practices and policies to ensure access to an anti-racist delivery of care for the people.”

Grayson has over 20 years of personal and professional experience that is essential for bold, informed and inclusive leadership including her role as family educator and advocate for Urban Triage, a local organization of which she is founder and CEO.  More info at, on facebook, twitter and instagram.

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