Nabilah Islam

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Nabilah Islam earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia[2]. She is the founder of NAI consulting LLC [4]. Islam served as a senior advisor to the Gwinnett Democratic Party and led the Save Our Senate organization. She is president of IPAC, an organization to encourage Muslims to vote [1]. Islam worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and for the Democratic National Committee as the Southern States Finance Director [4]. In 2016 she was awarded the Future is Blue Award by the Atlanta Young Democrats. Islam is currently Commissioner Carden’s appointee to the Gwinnett Outreach Advisory Board [1].

Key Issues

Voting Rights

Islam wants to return Sunday Voting, reduce requirements for absentee voting, and expand early voting locations. 

Healthcare

Islam supports expanding Medicaid and increasing funding for our public health agencies and hospitals.

Education

Islam wants to raise wages for educators, and provide more funding to public schools. She promotes bringing an end to the school to prison pipeline.

Economy

Islam advocates for raising the state minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $15 an hour.

Transportation

Islam wants to expand MARTA to reach Gwinnett.

Criminal Justice

Islam believes in legalizing cannabis, ending cash bail, abolishing the death penalty, and supporting job training programs for returning citizens [1].

Endorsements

Fair Fight, New Georgia Project, Gwinnett School Board Chairman Dr. Tarece Johnson, #Voteprochoice, Lucy McBath, Fair fight, Asian American Advocacy Fund, Georgia Working Families Party, Austin Thompson, Jason Carter, Antonio Molina, Georgia Advancing Progress PAC, Asian American Action Fund

Sources

1 Nabilah Islam for State Senate

2 Ballotpedia

3 Twitter

4 Linkedin

5 Asian American Advocacy Fund