On February 24st, Asian American Advancing Justice held its annual Asian American Advocacy Day at the Floyd Building in downtown Atlanta. The event aimed to be a connection-building experience for Georgia elected officials and other policymakers. The event attracts around 300 people, the greatest number of both community members and Asian American business leaders brought to the Georgia Capitol each year.
This year, the event drew in a wide variety of community members, including Asian American immigrants and refugees, and provided the opportunity for the attendees to speak with their policymakers on community issues they felt most directly impacted them as a community.
Fatimah, one of this year’s new attendees, was left feeling inspired once the event came to a close and shared, “Alhumdullilah this was my first experience with AAAJ, and I thoroughly enjoyed conversing with organizations that I wasn’t aware of. It felt empowering to be unified with like-minded individuals fighting for justice of the underserved. I look forward to next year!”
Additionally, Sara, a regular attendee of the Advocacy Day, shared, “This is my third time attending and every year it just gets better. A great initiative and empowering event. Blessed to be a part of it.”
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