Cory Booker is the Junior Senator from New Jersey. His appointment in 2013 made him the first African-American U.S. Senator to hold a New Jersey Senate seat. While in office, Cory worked to draft and promote legislation advancing women’s rights, affirmative action, same-sex marriage, and single-payer healthcare. Cory lives in Newark’s Central Ward, where he sees first-hand many of the challenges he’s working to solve in Congress, such as lack of access to affordable health care, environmental injustice, food insecurity, and our criminal justice system.