New York City— Today, Voice for Refuge Action Fund released its endorsements for candidates in Texas for the upcoming general elections. We are proud to endorse incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock and Representative Lucy Mcbath. We are also pleased to announce endorsement for Stacey Abrams for Governor, Bee Nguyen for Secretary of State, and Dr. Michelle Au for Georgia State Senate District 50.
“It is not enough to simply have representation at the Federal level, we must have pro-refugee representation across the ballot. We are excited to support these candidates as they ensure that more individuals with refugee stories will be represented and heard; upholding our nation’s ideals of welcome and human rights for all,” said Mary Elizabeth Margolis, Voice for Refuge Acting Managing Director.
“Senator Warnock and Congresswoman McBath have both been allies of refugees and immigrant communities during their time in Congress and we trust they will continue to be.”
“Within the government of Georgia, state and local leadership must better reflect the diversity of the communities that live within the state. We know that Abrams, Nguyen, and Au will continue in their work to ensure that all Georgians are represented by bringing their personal experiences and expertise to the respective positions. All of these women are strong supporters of immigrants and refugees in their communities and we look forward to their election.”
This is Voice for Refuge’s second round of endorsements in the 2022 elections, and the third time the 501c(4) organization has endorsed candidates for election. Voice for Refuge Action Fund specifically aims to endorse candidates based upon their stance on refugee issues. See all of our endorsements at www.voiceforrefuge.org/endorsements.
Candidates were endorsed based on their answers to questions about their support for refugee resettlement, their work on welcoming refugees and immigrants in their community, and their understanding of policies specific to their potential role as a Federal, State, or Local representative. An individual’s public statements and any applicable past actions were also assessed.
The election is November 8th this year. Early voting/mail in voting in Georgia starts October 18th and the last day to request an absentee ballot is October 28th.
Voice for Refuge is the first 501(c)4 organization created to advance pro-refugee policies at the national, state, and local level and to hold elected leaders accountable to upholding America’s legacy of welcome. Voice for Refuge is educating the public about the benefits of refugee resettlement, advocating for pro-refugee policies in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, and increasing civic engagement among refugees through non-partisan voter education. Voice for Refuge will also promote the representation of refugees in government by supporting former refugees and pro-refugee candidates running for office.