The time has come for TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list and in the year of a pandemic, protests and an important election the inspiration that most of these people bring is much needed. We are honored that our clients Black Lives Matter co-founder and Black Futures Lab founder Alicia Garza and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry have made this year’s list.
Mary Kay Henry was recognized for her work with “essential workers” during and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As the first woman to be elected the International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Mary Kay Henry is no stranger to the struggles and concerns of labor union workers. A forward written by Bishop William Barber II, the president of Repairers of the Breach, celebrates Mary Kay Henry for her active work in helping medical workers and all labor workers alike to uplift their voices during this unprecedented and uncertain time and her work to create safe environments for workers through hazard pay and PPE guarantees. BerlinRosen has worked with SEIU on numerous occasions sharing their voices through campaigns and press outreach including obtaining media features for Mary Kay Henry on MSNBC.
Click here to read Mary Kay Henry’s full recognition on TIME
Alicia Garza was acknowledged alongside Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi who, together, founded the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013—they were also previously honored in 2013 for the TIMES 100 Women of the Year. These three women received a forward written by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin. This past year BerlinRosen has worked with Alicia Garza and the Black Futures Lab during the resurgence of protests around the world for Black lives after the tragic murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd due to police brutality. BerlinRosen worked to garner attention around the movement and to showcase Alicia Garza as the thought leader that she is.
Click here to read Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi’s full recognition on TIME
Others recognized this year included Megan Thee Stallion, Tomi Adeyemi, Selena Gomez, Bong Joon Ho, Anthony Fauci and more.