UNITE Members per Country

Canada 2
United States of America 3

MEMBERS

CANADA

MOHAMED IQBAL RAVALIA

CANADA

Mohamed Iqbal Ravalia is a Canadian senator representing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Ravalia practiced medicine in Twillingate before assuming as a senator in 2018 and is currently a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Ravalia is a member of UNITE since May 2019.

JOSÉ GUSTAVO RIVERA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

José Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s in political science. Rivera is a seasoned politician and has worked with many progressives in State circles as well as nationwide. A known face in NY, Rivera was named one of the City Hall’s “40 under 40” for being a young influential member of New York City politics. He serves as Chair of the NY Senate Health Committee.

Gustavo Rivera is a member of UNITE since November 2018.

SAM RASOUL

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Rasoul is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Prior to joining the House, Sam owned a small business and was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of a non-profit healthcare firm. Currently owning a small firm, Sam also dedicated his time for healthcare reform into finding more compassionate ways to care for our seniors and helping with maternal and child health in East Africa

Rasoul is a member of UNITE since November 2017.

THOMAS DUANE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

In 1991, Senator Tom Duane became the first openly gay and openly HIV+ member of the New York City Council.

At the time he also became the first candidate for public office in the nation elected who ran a campaign while being open about an HIV positive states. In 1998, Duane became the first openly gay New York State Senator and the state legislature’s first openly HIV positive member. Local Law 49, spearheaded by City Council Member Duane 30 years ago, provided for mandated services for men and women living with HIV/AIDS in New York City.

Senator Duane has successfully spearheaded many important bills during his legislative career, including introducing New York’s Marriage Equality Act in 2001 and championing it until its passage and enactment in 2011. His work on behalf of the disenfranchised and under-represented, including incapacitated patients, bullied youth, people with disabilities, single mothers, and more are too numerous to mention.

Senator Tom Duane is a true public servant. Senator Duane is a member of UNITE since July 2019.