Endorsements

Voice for Refuge endorses candidates in select local, state, and national electoral races who are refugees themselves or who are champions for refugee protection.

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Voice for Refuge endorses candidates in select local, state, and national electoral races who are refugees themselves or who are champions for refugee protection. We choose to engage in electoral races based on a variety of factors, including impact, viability, and if and how refugee and immigration issues are being discussed by candidates. We base our endorsement decisions on voting records, public statements, accessibility to refugee communities, and proven solidarity with refugees. 

We can’t endorse every refugee or pro-refugee candidate, so a lack of endorsement is not an indication that someone isn’t a champion for refugees. Especially as this is our first round of endorsements, we encourage refugees and community supporters of refugees to recommend additional candidates and electoral races that we should be aware of. To request that we look at a certain candidate or electoral race, please email info@voiceforrefuge.org.

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Naquetta Ricks

Colorado

Colorado State Legislature, House District 40

Iman Jodeh

Colorado

Colorado State Legislature, House District 41

Aja Ajavon

Delaware

Clerk of the Peace, New Castle County

Bee Nguyen

Georgia

Georgia State Legislature, House District 89

Nicole Love Hendrickson

Georgia

County Commissioner, Gwinnett County

Tram Nguyen

Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Legislature, 18th Essex District

Linh Song

Michigan

Ann Arbor City Council, 2nd Ward

Jay Xiong

Minnesota

Minnesota State Legislature, District 67B

Hodan Hassan

Minnesota

Minnesota State Legislature, District 62A

Mohamud Noor

Minnesota

Minnesota State Legislature, District 60B

Samantha Vang

Minnesota

Minnesota State Legislature, District 40B

Sahra Odowa

Minnesota

Minnesota State Senate, District 55

Fue Lee

Minnesota

Minnesota State Legislature, District 59A

Kaohly Her

Minnesota

Minnesota State Legislature, District 64A

Omar Fatah

Minnesota

Minnesota State Senate, District 62

Alfreda Daniels

Minnesota

Minnesota, Brooklyn Center City Council

Aida Simon

Minnesota

Worthington City Council, Ward 1

Alexander Assefa

Nevada

Nevada Legislature, District 42

Safiya Wazir

New Hampshire

New Hampshire House of Representatives, District 17

Nafisa Fai

Oregon

Washington County Commission, District 01

Shemia Fagan

Oregon

Oregon Secretary of State

Gabby Salinas

Tennessee

Tennessee State Legislature, House District 97

Gloria Johnson

Tennessee

Tennessee State Legislature, House District 13

Fatima Dirie

Utah

Utah State Legislature, District 33

Zoe Lofgren

California

U.S. House of Representatives, California District 19

Christy Smith

California

U.S. House of Representatives, California District 25

Gil Cisneros

California

U.S. House of Representatives, California District 39

Joe Neguse

Colorado

U.S. House of Representatives, Colorado District 2

Stephanie Murphy

Florida

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida District 7

Mario Diaz-Balart

Florida

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida District 25

J.D. Scholten

Iowa

U.S. House of Representatives, Iowa District 4

Ilhan Omar

Minnesota

U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota District 5

Tom Malinowski

New Jersey

U.S. House of Representatives, New Jersey District 7

Chrissy Houlahan

Pennsylvania

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania District 6

Julie Oliver

Texas

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas District 25

Qasim Rashid

Virginia

U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia District 1

Pramilla Jayapal

Washington

U.S. House of Representatives, Washington District 7

Dick Durbin

Illinois

U.S. Senate, Illinois

Ed Markey

Massachusetts

U.S. Senate, Massachusetts

Jeanne Shaheen

New Hampshire

U.S. Senate, New Hampshire

Cory Booker

New Jersey

U.S. Senate, New Jersey

Jeff Merkley

Oregon

U.S. Senate, Oregon

Tina Smith

Minnesota

U.S. Senate, Minnesota

Julie Oliver

Texas

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas District 25

Sima Ladjevardian

Texas

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas District 2

Unless stated below: this is an independent expenditure prepared and paid for by Voice for Refuge Action Fund, P.O. Box 1933, 28606 Phillips Street, Elkhart, IN 46515, Erol Kekic, Executive Director, and no candidate authorized this ad – it is not coordinated with, authorized by, or approved by any candidate or candidate’s committee, nor is any candidate responsible for it.

 

Authorized by Tram T. Nguyen (MA).