Fatima Dirie is a former refugee from Somalia who was resettled to Salt Lake City with her family in 1997. She serves as the Policy Advisor for Refugees and New Americans in the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, and previously served for four years as the Community Refugee Liaison for Mayor Jackie Biskupski. She has […]
Gloria Johnson is a pro-immigrant candidate committed to advocating for public education, health care, and ensuring that all Tennesseans have a voice in the state legislature. She has supported the Tuition Equality Bill to give undocumented youth greater access to tuition. She is seeking to defend her Tennessean 13th House district seat against Republican Elaine […]
Gabby Salinas is an immigrant from Bolivia and healthcare advocate who is running for this open seat because she believes in American values. Salinas migrated to the United States with her parents at the age of 7 to seek treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her cancer. She is dedicated to giving back to the […]
Shemia Fagan has been an outspoken supporter of refugees and immigrants and has proven to be a dedicated public servant. In addition to being a civil rights attorney, Fagan served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2013-2017 and currently represents District 24 in the Oregon State Senate.
Representative Safiya Wazir, a refugee from Afghanistan and the first refugee to serve in New Hampshire’s state legislature, is seeking a second term representing the 17th district. Wazir is a strong legislative advocate for asylum seekers at the southern border and refugees fleeing violence from elsewhere in the world. She faces Republican challenger Dennis Soucy, […]
Representative Alexander Assefa is seeking to continue to represent Nevada’s District 42, running against challengers Liz DelSignore and Syed Zaidi. Representative Assefa is a refugee from Ethiopia who immigrated to the United States and dedicated himself to helping others by gaining a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Averett University. Prior to becoming a Representative, […]
Omar Fatah is the son of Somali refugees, and was born in Virginia. Fatah’s early career included working with students of color. After graduate school he moved to Minnesota to become a community organizer and worked for the City of Minneapolis. He is also endorsed by the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party.
Representative Her is the daughter of Hmong Refugees and has been an outspoken leader in her caucus. Her is the Vice Chair for the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, and has introduced legislation to help Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also endorsed by the Democratic–Farmer–Labor […]
Assistant Majority Leader Lee is the son of Hmong refugees, and one of the youngest members of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Lee is a champion for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQ communities. Lee introduced legislation to combat racial inequality in Minnesota, and serves as the Vice Chair for the Capital Investment Division. […]
Sahra Odowa is the daughter of refugees from Somalia, a mother, and a mental health and public health professional. Odowa’s serves on the Scott County local advisory council for mental health, and is an active parent in the Shakopee school district, and she served on the Shakopee Diversity Alliance. Odowa will serve the residents of […]