State Rep. Tram Nguyen might be the second up-and-coming Massachusetts politician to win the celebrated Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award from EMILY’s Record and desires voter’s assist to push her throughout the end line.
“Tram Nguyen is a fearless advocate who has fought for marginalized communities for the reason that starting of her profession,” Emily Cain, government director of EMILY’s Record. “As the primary Vietnamese American lady to serve within the Massachusetts legislature, Tram not solely made historical past in her election but in addition flipped her seat by defeating an anti-choice Republican incumbent.”
Named in honor of the previous U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, the Rising Star Award yearly celebrates a unprecedented lady serving in state or native workplace, based on EMILY’s Record. The group is the nation’s largest group working to elect Democratic pro-choice ladies candidates.
The award honors a girl who demonstrates a dedication to neighborhood, ladies and households, and willpower and civility which were highlights Gifford’s profession out and in of workplace.
This 12 months’s award winner will likely be chosen with neighborhood enter. Folks can vote on-line right here at emilyslist.org.
Earlier Rising Star Award recipients embrace U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley in 2015 whereas she was serving on the Boston Metropolis Council and former Georgia Home Minority Chief Stacey Abrams in 2014.
After immigrating to the United State together with her household at 5-years previous Nguyen, an Andover Democrat, earned a bachelor’s from Tufts College and graduated from Northeastern College Faculty of Legislation earlier than she turned the primary Vietnamese American lady to serve within the Massachusetts State Legislature, the place she represents the 18th Essex District.
“Tram has confirmed she is a power and the EMILY’s Record neighborhood is thrilled to appoint her for the 2021 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award,” Cain mentioned.
Tram Nguyen is within the working with different nominees New York State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz; Washington State Rep. Debra Lekanoff; Harris County, Texas Choose Lina Hidalgo; Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon; Pennsylvania State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara,