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Democracy and Diversity

By Saira Draper

I’m Saira Draper and it’s my honor to serve you as the state representative for House District 90. As I make the case for my re-election, it boils down to this: I am the candidate of democracy and diversity.

First, democracy. At the legislature, I am a leader on issues of voting rights and elections. My experience as a civil rights lawyer and the director of voter protection in Georgia for the 2020 campaigns of Biden, Warnock, and Ossoff uniquely positions me to advocate for my constituents. From advancing positive policies–including legislation that would ensure county commission representation is quickly restored to over 500,000 DeKalb residents–to defending against repugnant efforts to suppress the vote, my expertise is critical as we combat sustained efforts to undermine our democracy.

Second, diversity. District 90 values outside perspectives. At the Capitol, I am proud to serve our community as a woman of color, an immigrant, and the only member of the General Assembly who belongs to both the Asian and Hispanic Caucuses. The demographics in Georgia continue to diversify, and I submit our officeholders should reflect our wonderful diversity.

Diversity comes in many forms. I am the mother of three great kids aged 9, 6, and 3. It may surprise you that of the 180 representatives in the House, only three are women with elementary-age children. Balancing family, career, and legislative duties can be challenging, but our perspective is needed as lawmakers navigate today’s world of childcare, quality education, maternal health, and gun safety.

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