HCHS visited by Georgia State Senator Dr. Michelle Au (HCHS '95)

HCHS students had the privilege of attending a discussion with HCHS Alumna Dr. Michelle Au who discussed her two successful races for public office, her work in the GA legislature, and her work to stop violence against the AAPI community. 

Dr. Au, an anesthesiologist with a degree in public health, became the first Asian-American elected to the Georgia Senate in 2020. She came to national prominence in 2021 when she spoke on the floor of that body against anti-Asian violence, just a day before to the notorious mass murder in Atlanta. 
She has been an advocate for Medicaid expansion, voting rights reform, and gun safety measures in the legislature. She initiated a bill on surprise medical billing that became law in the last legislative session. Last year, when her Senate district was gerrymandered to favor a Republican, she decided to run for a seat in the Georgia House. She won that seat in November. 
Special thanks to HCHS Social Studies teacher (and HCHS alum!) Mr. Kagan for arranging this visit.