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The Thing with Feathers

By Michelle Au ’99
Endnote, Spring 2020

Last spring my family found a bird’s nest in our garage. We noticed it by chance, high on a shelf 10 feet up, a packed swirl of twigs and pine straw about the size and shape of a catcher’s mitt. One of my kids had broken a window in our garage months before (to this day, both the projectile and culprit remain at large) and it must have been through this breach that the bird gained access. It was unclear how long the nest had been there—for all I knew, it could have been months and I’d just never noticed it. We have a way of walking right past things we don’t expect to see.

Though she was rarely sighted, we were further surprised one day to find our mysterious tenant had delivered a clutch of five Instagram-worthy speckled eggs. We cooed and marveled over this development, but when nothing happened after a few weeks, we figured the eggs had either been abandoned, or else were duds.

Michelle Au of Duluth is best to win this nomination. She is a 41 year old native Chinese American who is a medical doctor and anesthesiologist at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She wants to address changes needed in the health care field to make access more affordable for more people. She says: “A doctor helps people fix problems, so entering the race is a natural extension of this for me.”

— Elliott Brack
Editor and Publisher,
GwinnettForum

Make no mistake – Dr. Michelle Au is the real deal! In a society often shaped by fake news and sensational myths, Michelle has a knack for balancing hard facts with quick-witted common sense. Georgia needs a Senator who can be trusted with the truth — Michelle is Authentic!

— Rep. El-Mahdi Holly
Georgia House District 111

It is my honor and privilege to endorse Dr. Michelle Au for Georgia Senate District 48. Michelle has the experience and character to lead us through these unprecedented times. As a doctor, mom, and a daughter of immigrants, I know Michelle will do all she can to protect the American Dream for the next generation and serve everyone who calls Senate District 48 home. I look forward to doing all I can to support her campaign, and I am excited to work with her to build a better and stronger Georgia.

— Rep. Sam Park
Georgia House District 101

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In one of the most difficult periods that we have faced as a state and country, Michelle Au has proven that she is exactly the right person for State Senate at exactly the right time. As a physician, her willingness, day in and day out, to save the lives of Georgians affected by the coronavirus, by putting her own health and safety on the line, is a testament to her character and heart. I am honored to endorse her.

— Senator Jen Jordan
Georgia Senate District 6

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I am honored to endorse Dr. Michelle Au to be the Democratic nominee for State Senate District 48 in Gwinnett and Fulton counties. No other candidate for this seat is more qualified to guide Georgia through the coronavirus crisis and its aftermath than Dr. Au. Since day one of the outbreak, I have watched her fighting and reporting from the front lines with incredible grace and competence. Georgia will benefit from having Dr. Au’s leadership in the State Senate.

— Rep. Beth Moore
Georgia House District 95