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Megan Rapinoe earns Time Magazine Top 100 Most Influential People of 2020 honor

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The 2020 list is here!  

Time Magazine has released its 100 Most Influential People list of 2020.

A Northwest favorite and icon known around the world Megan Rapinoe is included in the distinguished list.

As a wing and captain of the OL Reign, Rapinoe is an icon both on and off the field and Time Magazine is recognizing just that.

Written by Democratic Senator from New York Kristen Gillibrand for Time Magazine; Gillibrand described why Rapinoe is on the Time 100 Most Influential People of 2020:

Arms spread wide, confidence radiating from her face, Megan Rapinoe celebrating at the World Cup was one of the defining images of 2019. Rapinoe and her teammates joyfully dominated on their way to a record fourth title, showing the world the best of American ideals: hard work, strength and heart.

Rapinoe’s impact goes far beyond the pitch. In an era where many demand that athletes “stick to sports,” Rapinoe—a proud feminist and an out gay advocate—refuses to be silenced. In the past year, her activism for gender pay equality, racial justice and LGBTQ rights has become as iconic as her fabulous pink hair. Some critics are threatened by her boldness and power. Millions of her fans around the world—and I count myself one—are inspired.

Megan Rapinoe fearlessly uses her voice to make the world a more equal place.

 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Milwaukee Bucks MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, Black Lives Matter Founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, and retired NBA superstar Dwyane Wade are also just a few more names to make the established list.

Check out the entire list of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 right here.