Florida Voter Protection Advocate
Carolyn Thompson, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, has spent the past 20 years as a Miami-based political activist, committed to struggles against war and for equal justice, immigrants’ rights and voting rights. Carolyn is a liaison among various grassroots organizations, civil rights groups, unions, the Caribbean community in the United States, Caribbean nations, and the African American community. She is focused on uniting these groups into a solid voting bloc for economic and political power. Carolyn is a former co chair, of the Haiti Solidarity Committee, and a past director of the Caribbean Power Vote. She works as a consultant for Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods, which works to protect soil resources, empower communities and transform waste into resources in Haiti. Carolyn worked on educating Caribbean nations about the situation in Haiti, seeking to enlist help on a person-to-person, community- to-community basis. Thompson is currently pursuing a degree in public administration at Barry University, in Miami Shores, Florida.