Secretary of State Benson Wins Profile in Courage Award
The award is presented annually to public servants who have made courageous decisions of conscience without regard for the personal or professional consequences.
Other winners this year include Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers (R-Mesa), and Fulton County, Georgia Election Department Employee Wandrea “Shaye” Moss.
Benson has worked to reiterate and secure the accurate results of the 2020 election as pushback still continues. With a major election year coming up, she says her work will continue to do the same.
“Recognize that in this era of disinformation, there are a lot of people with loud microphones out there with political agendas still trying to spread lies and deceive people about the truth of the 2020 election,” said Benson, “And the truth of their democracy. The more people are willing to serve as truth tellers in this moment along side of us, the more were were able to fight back against that.”
The rest of 2022 has the May election coming in two weeks, the August primary and then the general election in November.