Saira is a civil rights attorney, and voting rights advocate, and community leader with experience in the corporate, non-profit, and political sectors. She is running for Georgia House District 90 because she is passionate about voting rights and ensuring that every Georgian can make their voice heard. Saira was the director of President Biden’s voter protection operations for the State of Georgia in 2020, and she served in the same role for Senators Warnock and Ossoff during the 2021 U.S. Senate runoff. Under her leadership, over 12,000 volunteers were trained and engaged in critical voter protection efforts in Georgia, including statewide poll watching and ballot processing monitoring programs, a voter protection hotline that received over 130,000 calls, and a ballot cure operation that helped make over 15,000 ballots count.
Prior to her work in Democratic politics, Saira practiced civil rights impact litigation at the Southern Poverty Law Center and complex commercial litigation in private practice. Throughout her career, she has been a problem solver with a track record of overcoming complex challenges in fast-moving and high-pressure environments. Saira is a graduate of Georgetown Law, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia’s public school system. She and her husband have three wonderful kids, ages 7, 4, and 2.