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Having spent the majority of her life in Gwinnett County, Nabilah Islam is a fighter and an organizer and has dedicated her life to advocating for progressive candidates and causes.
She was born at Crawford Long Hospital and celebrated her first birthday in the 7th. She is a product of this community, attending Gwinnett County Public Schools. She is a proud Central Gwinnett High School graduate. Her first jobs were at the Ingles Grocery Store and Walmart in Lawrenceville and she worked her way through Georgia State University at a luggage store in Peachtree Corners.
The daughter of working-class immigrants from Bangladesh, Nabilah grew up knowing the struggle of living paycheck to paycheck and working long hours to get by. When Nabilah was in high school, her mother herniated two discs in her back working as an order puller at a warehouse. At a young age, Nabilah took on the responsibility of helping her family find an attorney and navigate through the legal process in order to fight against the insurance company when they refused to cover her care – they won.
Nabilah Islam is a tireless advocate and activist, and she is ready to bring what she has learned to her home district. It is her background and lived experiences that make Nabilah a champion for Medicare for All, an economy that works for everyone and reforming the current broken immigration system.