WASHINGTON — Today, AAPI Victory Fund announced their latest endorsement for the upcoming midterm elections: State Representative Bee Nguyen for Georgia Secretary of State. Representative Nguyen made history as the first Vietnamese-American member elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 2017. This year, if elected, Representative Nguyen may make history once more as Georgia’s first AAPI Secretary of State.
“On behalf of the AAPI Victory Fund, I am pleased to announce our endorsement of State Representative Bee Nguyen for Georgia Secretary of State. At a time when democracy itself is under attack, there can be no more important priority than to ensure that every vote counts and that the people in charge of counting the votes do so with integrity. In this year’s midterm elections, our focus must be on critical Secretary of State races, especially in Georgia where a Republican governor has made clear his intention to limit access to the ballot as part of a craven attempt to win his own re-election.
“Representative Nguyen gained invaluable mentorship experience through a local non-profit she founded to educate and empower young women and, over the decade she spent in the Georgia public school system, knows firsthand the best practices to organize and spark change for her community. Throughout her career, Representative Nguyen has been a leading advocate for voting rights, public education and criminal justice reform. By the end of her first term on the Georgia General Assembly, Representative Nguyen successfully overturned the “exact match” voter registration law, which subsequently restored the right to vote for over 53,000 voters impacted by the restrictive voting policy. Georgia deserves a champion for democracy and, as Secretary of State, we have no doubt Representative Nguyen will position the state of Georgia as a leader in our country for voting rights.
“We are honored to endorse Representative Nguyen for Georgia Secretary of State and we look forward to the accessibility, efficiency and equity she brings to the office.”
Georgia State Representative (HD-89) Bee Nguyen, candidate for Georgia Secretary of State, issued the following statement:
“At a time when we have been forced to come together in mourning, it’s so important that we also recognize and celebrate our strength and resilience. As the first Democratic Asian woman to be elected to the Georgia General Assembly, I’m proud to earn the endorsement of the AAPI Victory Fund, an organization that empowers us to wield our sacred, most fundamental right to vote to seek the change that we want to see.”
The AAPI Victory Fund is focused on mobilizing Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) eligible voters and moving them to the ballot box.