Nabilah Islam is Georgia’s first Muslim woman to earn a state Senate seat

Nabilah Islam is Georgia's first Muslim woman to earn a state Senate seat
Nabilah Islam. Photo: Collected
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Nabilah Islam, 32, will represent a seat in suburban Atlanta as the first Muslim woman elected to Georgia’s state Senate.


The daughter of Bangladeshi working-class immigrants, Nabilah is the winner of the midterm elections in the United States.

“We won with 53% of the vote in a challenging year. Our margin of victory is a testament to our brilliant team & hard working volunteers. We ran a strong campaign & fought hard. My sincerest thank you to the voters who put their trust in me to be their voice in the State Senate,” she tweeted.

Nabilah Islam, a Gwinnett County native, defines herself as a longtime activist, community organizer, and supporter of Democratic issues and principles.

The public schools of Gwinnett County produced Nabilah. Nabilah supported herself while attending Georgia State University by working at a Peachtree Corners baggage shop.

Nabilah worked as a Senior Advisor for the Gwinnett Democratic Party in 2020, where she oversaw outreach to the Vietnamese, Korean, and Latino communities. This effort resulted in the county’s best Democratic showing in years and helped Joe Biden win the presidency. Nabilah was the leader of Save Our Senate, a group that canvassed over 34,000 doors to turn out Black and Brown voters for Senators Ossoff and Warnock during the crucial Senate runoff elections. Nabilah led a historic campaign to reach out to over 60,000 registered Muslim voters across the state during the crucial runoff elections. She was also selected to the position of President of IPAC, an organization devoted to registering Muslim Americans to vote.

Nabilah joined forces with current Gwinnett County Commissioner Kirkland Carden to demand the removal of the county’s last remaining Confederate monument, which had been erected just yards from the location of the lynching of Charles Hale, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and amid nationwide calls for racial justice. Her persistent advocacy helped to remove the racist monument.

Ruwa Romman, 29, will be the first Muslim woman elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, joining Nabila in that distinction. A Palestinian American named Romman won the midterm elections in the United States.


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