Attica Woodson Scott

is deeply rooted in building healthy and safe communities. Attica is the Director of Special Projects at Forward Justice Action Network, a 501c4 organization that serves as a strategic partner for coalitions, networks, and nonprofits at the forefront of movements organizing for a more equitable, free, and just US South. Attica worked as an Action Learning Coach (2015-2021) at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. She advanced into an Associate Researcher and Culture of Health Prize Review Team Lead role at the University’s School of Medicine.

Attica served for three terms (2017-2022) as a State Representative and in 2022 was the only democratic woman in Kentucky to run for the US House of Representatives. As a State Representative, Attica sponsored legislation related to maternal health, universal basic income, rent stabilization, police accountability, wrongful conviction compensation, student journalist freedom of the press, racism as a public health crisis, and expanding the teaching of Black and Indigenous history in our public schools.

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In 2021, Today’s Woman magazine readers voted Attica the Most Admired Woman in Politics, and in 2019, the Kentucky Gazette featured her as one of the most Notable Women in Kentucky Politics and Government. You can count on Attica showing up, speaking out and standing with people who are intentionally ignored. She is a certified anti-racism trainer through Crossroads Ministry and the Commission on Religion in Appalachia.

You can follow her on social media at @atticascottky.

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