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Bro of the Week: Blake

Nelson Melegrito

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blake-botwCongratulations to our Bro of The Week, Blake!

Blake prides himself as a political activist in the deep red south, currently in his second year at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He previously served in the Lenda Sherrell for US Congress campaign and managed a city council campaign in Chattanooga. In addition, he served as the President of the Bradley County Young Democrats, a member of the Tennessee Democratic Party Outreach Committee, as well as a consultant to the Khristy Wilkinson for State Senate campaign.

When Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy as President, he began working with his former boss, Lenda Sherrell, in preparing a student group at UTC where students can come together and support Hillary. Along with other Tennessee students, he traveled to South Carolina, where they canvassed for hours, making sure that the Carolinians were getting out to vote! Blake even worked with the campaign in Chattanooga representing Hillary Clinton at the Pride Parade.

Perhaps his greatest achievement to date is running a very successful campaign as the youngest Delegate in the state of Tennessee to the Democratic National Convention – where he proudly cast his vote to Secretary Clinton!  Recently, he was promoted as the Regional Organizing Director for East TN of Students for Hillary and definitely looking forward to collaborating with colleges in the region on electing our first female President!

Blake shared with us why he is supporting Hillary:

“As someone who has been raised by strong and intelligent women, it comes as no surprise to me that Hillary Clinton was the easiest election pick I’ve had. She resembles the hope that I, as an LGBTQ+ student burdened with student loans, desire in a candidate. Never has she given up, and in this critical moment of our country’s history, we need a leader that is fearless and relentless. That leader is Hillary Clinton.”

Thank you Blake for all your inspiring and exemplary endeavors to elect Hillary Clinton as President!

Nelson Melegrito is the original Founder of Bros4Hillary, from which Bros4America was born. He sits on the Executive Board of Bros4America. He is a non-profit professional who founded his own company, DIVA, dedicated to diversity in artistry and casting. Melegrito is a proud leader in the Filipino-American community and currently works in social media.

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