Mara Gabrilli

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Mara Gabrilli
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Senator for São Paulo
Assumed office
1 February 2019
Preceded byMarta Suplicy
Federal Deputy from São Paulo
In office
1 February 2011 – 1 February 2019
Personal details
Born (1967-09-28) 28 September 1967 (age 51)
Political partyPSDB

Mara Cristina Gabrilli (born 28 September 1967) is a Brazilian psychologist, advertiser and politician filiated to PSDB. She was elected as a federal deputy representing the state of São Paulo in the 2010 election, being reelected four years later.

After becoming quadriplegic in 1993, due to a car accident,[1] Gabrilli became an activist for people with disabilities,[2][3] founding the Instituto Mara Gabrilli in 1997, advocating for their rights. Before being elected for the Brazilian Congress, Gabrilli was vereadora (councilwoman) for the city of São Paulo and the Municipal Secretary for People with disabilities.

In 2018 Gabrilli was elected to the Federal Senate.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Vi que seria duro, não impossível', diz Mara Gabrilli sobre voltar a se mover - Trânsito - iG". Último Segundo. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  2. ^ "For disabled fans and others, World Cup rehearsal eases fears". Reuters. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  3. ^ "Quadriplegic congresswoman urges government to address wheelchair waiting list". 10 March 2016.
  4. ^ "SP: Major Olimpio e Mara Gabrilli são eleitos para o Senado".

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