PIVOT (The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization) endorses Bee Nguyen as State Representative for the 89th District in Georgia. Nguyen currently serves as the Chief of Staff for State Representative Sam Park. Park, whom she helped to defeat a three-term Republican incumbent, is a Korean-American and the first openly gay man to serve on the Georgia General Assembly. Nguyen is also the founder and Executive Director at Athena’s Warehouse, a nonprofit that helps educate and empower under-served teenage girls, many of whom are immigrants or daughters of immigrants, in the Atlanta community.
It is now more important than ever to elect a woman of color, and the first Vietnamese American, to the Georgia legislature. Nguyen will use her platform to further expand progressive causes in Georgia that are aligned with PIVOT’s, including mobilizing minorities and young voters, and taking a relentless stand in support of immigrant and refugee rights.