Posts

She’s on the front lines of the pandemic.
And running for office.

Michelle Au could become the first Asian American woman to serve as a state senator in Georgia.

 

A local Georgia race that hasn’t attracted much attention could make history if Michelle Au becomes the first Asian American woman to serve as a senator in the state’s legislature.

On Tuesday, Au, a 41-year old Chinese American anesthesiologist in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, won her district’s Democratic primary against 53-year-old Bangladeshi American health care entrepreneur Josh Uddin.

Technically, the state was still counting ballots on Thursday, but local media, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, called the race for Au with 77 percent of the votes to Uddin’s 23 percent after a chaotic primary voting day that foreshadows potential problems with November’s general election.

“They’ve called the race and we feel good about where it is,” Au said.

Georgia Conservation Voters (GCV) advocates for environmental protection, organizes communities, and engages in the democratic process. The GCV Action Fund believes in supporting candidates who are willing to stand at the forefront of the fight against climate change.

Join Michelle Au, MD, MPH and her colleagues, Jayne Morgan, MD, Cardiologist and Director of Innovation at Piedmont Healthcare and Tameka Byrd, DO, MPH, Family Medicine Physician for a thoughtful discussion on the current state of racial injustice in the healthcare system and beyond, as well as ways we can get involved in meaningful policy reforms.

Dr. Michelle Au will also field any questions from residents in Senate District 48 about her campaign, her positions on any issue, or voting in the Democratic primary election on June 9.

Friday, June 5, 2020
5:00 PM 

Or, watch and comment on Facebook live feed at Dr. Michelle Au for State Senate.

The New Georgia Project Action Fund exists to increase the civic participation of underrepresented & underserved communities of color.

Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.

Electing scientists who will use evidence and facts to fight climate change and fix our broken healthcare system.

 

Georgia Equality will host a special Virtual Town Hall in honor of May’s designation as Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month. Special guests will include endorsed candidates Marvin Lim, Dr. Michelle Au, Rep. Bee Nguyen, and Rep. Sam Park. The important contributions made by Asian American and Pacific Islanders, the intersection of the LGBTQ+ and Asian communities, and non-discriminatory policy for Georgia will be discussed.

Please feel free to ask questions on the Livestream.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6:00 – 6:30 PM 

Representative Beth Moore (D – Peachtree Corners) is hosting a live, interactive legislative update for a community conversation around the state of the legislature, the challenges ahead, and Georgia’s path to recovery. Dr. Michelle Au will be joining as a special guest to give perspective from the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. State Senate District 48 overlaps the northern half of House District 95, which includes the cities of Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, and parts of Duluth, Johns Creek and Norcross.

Join the conversation with any questions or comments on the Livestream.

Friday, May 29, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 PM 

Georgia Stonewall Democrats is Georgia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally Democratic community. We are committed to working closely with other LGBT organizations, along with our allies in progressive communities and traditionally Democratic constituency groups to build a fair-minded Democratic majority in Georgia.

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.