American Youth Leader: Erica Thomas Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Daughter, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Erica Thomas Biography

Erica Thomas Biography

Erica Thomas is an American youth leader and politician. She is the Georgia State Representative of District 39. Outside of Capitol life, she runs Speak Out Loud, a local nonprofit founded by her, dedicated to giving a voice to foster children.

 

She received the 2013 Ambassador for Peace Award from the Global Peace Foundation. She was recently recognized by the Georgia Centre for Nonprofits (GCN), as a Nonprofit Leader and given the 30 under 30 Award for 2016.

Erica Thomas Age

She is 32 years old.

Erica Thomas Nationality

Erica is an American national.

Erica Thomas Ethnicity

Erica is of African-American descent.

Erica Thomas Family

Erica has not revealed much about her family only that she was placed into foster care at the age of 15 and she moved between six different homes where she was abused.

“I was placed in the foster care system at the age of 15. Moving between six different homes, I was abused, but did not allow this dark experience to dampen my ambitions nor quiet the song of service in my heart. I have worked through the pain and decided that I would save myself, by helping to save others.”

Erica Thomas Husband

There are no details about Erica’s husband.

Erica Thomas Children

Erica has one daughter known as Dakota and is currently pregnant with her second child.

Education and personal life

Erica Thomas was born in Fayetteville in North Carolina, she grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, she studied at Carter High School, Cocke County High School, and Oakwood University She currently resides in Mableton with her daughter, Dakota.

Erica Thomas Career

Thomas first gained experience with the General Assembly serving as Legislative Aide to the previous representative from House District 39, she ran for the same office and won in 2014 when her predecessor went ahead to seek a higher office. She is currently serving her second term in office. She is currently serving on the Retirement, Budget and Fiscal Policy, Juvenile Justice and Science and Technology Committees.

She has spoken at various events within the United States and oversees. In 2015 Erica Thomas was a guest speaker at the Black Business Empowerment Convention of Georgia.

Erica Thomas International development leadership and non-profit work

Erica Thomas sits on the board of a number of Nonprofits. She runs Speak Out Loud, a local Nonprofit founded by her, dedicated to giving a voice to foster children who have been silenced by their circumstances. The organization has expanded across the country and has chapters in Nigeria. She has also worked to establish libraries in various locations in Africa.

Erica Thomas Honors and awards

  • 2013 Ambassador of Peace Award 
  • 100 Black Men of America’s Image Award
  • Atlanta Leading Ladies
  • National Action Network Action and Authority award

Go Back Where You Came From

Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!

Erica Thomas said the man was irate that she was in an express line with too many items. Thomas said she was in a line for customers with 10 items or less because she cannot stand for long periods of time.

“And this white man comes up to me and says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch,”’ Thomas said, sobbing as she described the confrontation in a Facebook video. “He says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch; you need to go back where you came from.”’

Thomas said she was stunned by his anger. “I said, ‘Sir, you don’t even know me. I’m not lazy. I’m nine months pregnant.”’

Thomas told the Associated Press that it appeared the man had already paid for his groceries when he approached her.

“He ran up on me and just verbally assaulted me,” she said in the AP interview. At one point, Thomas said, the man told her “You people are ignorant.”

Thomas said a store employee at some point approached the man and told him to leave. She said she believes store employees were slow to respond to the assault.

She said the incident happened at a Publix store in Mableton. A phone and email message requesting comment from Publix in Georgia did not receive an immediate response Friday evening. Thomas told the AP she notified police and that she would seek store video of the incident.

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