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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Mari Copeny

Winner in Activism

About Mari Copeny

11-year-old activist and “future president” Mari Copeny is helping kids to embrace their power through equal opportunity. Since her 2016 letter to President Obama, convincing him to come observe Flint Michigan’s water crisis, Mari aka “Little Miss Flint” has helped to bring in $350K+ for children through active fundraising and advocacy on her social networks. In 2018, Mari raised funds to screen Black Panther to hundreds of underprivileged kids. As an activist just getting started, Mari offers a “we vote next” future-looking declaration to the world, “I’m 11. My generation will fix this mess of a government. Watch us.”

Mari Copeny's best work on social