Advocate for military sexual assault victims wants Clinton to win
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published: August 19, 2016
Nancy Parrish got her political start working for a larger-than-life former Yankee so beloved in the Sunshine State that bridges, buildings and awards were named for him.
Democrat Sherman Winn, from Brooklyn, N.Y., had a three-decade political career in Florida, more than a decade spent in the 1970s in the state legislature. Based in Miami, he was known as a consensus builder, a compassionate champion of liberal causes who could get along with northern Florida’s good old boys. “Uncle Sherm,” as they called him, was a joy to be around.
Parrish learned from Winn, traveling with him to youth detention centers and foster homes, and to the statehouse in Tallahassee.
“I saw kids with disabilities being punished,” she said. “I really saw the direct link between policy and silenced voices.”