Posted by on May 12, 2024 1:00 pm
Originally From: Queerty

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Don’t underestimate the power of educators, especially with Dr. Jennifer Tran on the ballot. As a professor of ethnic studies at California State University, she’s vying for U.S. Congress Rep. Barbara Lee’s House seat come November 5th.

Lee, a beloved social worker, has been representing California’s 12th Congressional District since 1998, and Dr. Tran believes the state needs more than just another career politician to fill her shoes.

“Our communities can’t wait,” Dr. Tran told the press regarding her campaign. “We are in crisis.”

The lesbian professor was born and raised in Oakland and is the daughter of Vietnamese parents. She knows firsthand the issues plaguing the community and minorities.

 “My parents were Vietnamese war refugees, who came here with

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