Linae Parkinson is a first-generation American and Jacksonville native.
She double majored in Women’s Studies and Psychology at the University of Central Florida. Upon graduating, Linae returned to Duval to continue organizing. Her introduction to organizing began during the 2016 election cycle. It was then that Linae learned the value of an engaging campaign on the community’s morale.
The dedication of volunteers who Linae met along the way inspired her to advocate and engage politically by becoming a community organizer.
Since then, Linae was elected President of the Jacksonville Young Democrats and Northeast Regional Director of the Florida Young Democrats. Under her leadership, Jax Young Dems has hosted multiple events which engaged young professionals with current legislative topics as well as hosted multiple candidate forums. Creating accessibility to the election process for young voters is a job description that Linae does not take lightly.
2016 and the loss of hope that voters felt will forever be Linae’s motivating factor. The idea that passionate organizers can bring the hope of change to our communities is what encourages Linae to keep the faith and keep on organizing.
With this in mind, Linae works towards a future in which all Democratic Party Organizations have leadership that actively practices not only acknowledging but also listening to voices from diverse backgrounds.
As a trilingual multiracial woman in 2020, Linae is proud to be a member of the Democratic Party because, at its core, the Democratic Party values inclusion and celebrates our diversity as a promise of a brighter future.