Josh Price, Democratic candidate for Arkansas Secretary of State, will receive a national award at New York City’s iconic Carnegie Hall Thursday night, for his work in protecting voting rights. Price will receive this honor during The Outstanding Filipinos in America (TOFA) Awards ceremony which will recognize 25 Filipino-Americans from across the country for their exemplary contributions in a variety of professional fields.
“It’s an honor to be nationally recognized for my efforts to help protect the voting rights of all Arkansans,” said Price. “This award proves to me that our efforts made a difference in protecting our right to vote, but it also shows that there is so much more work to be done. Voting is a sacred right that is sadly under attack by out of touch politicians who want to make it harder for citizens to let their voices be heard. We must work together to ensure that our most fundamental American right is never hampered or taken away.”
The TOFA Awards honors Filipino-Americans who have championed a better future in America’s culture, politics, entertainment, education, and media. The awards ceremony begins at 8pm EST.
Price served as Election Commissioner for Pulaski County, helping oversee Arkansas’s largest county’s elections. In this role, Josh expanded voter access by opening additional early voting locations, replacing 20-year-old voting machines, and personally trained hundreds of poll workers during the pandemic. Josh was the first Asian-American to serve in this position and was one of only four Asian-American government officials in Arkansas at the time.
“We are pleased to present our 25 honorees for the 11th Annual TOFA Awards. Selected from more than 100 nominations submitted since April this year, our TOFA awardees truly represent the growing diversity within the Filipino American community,” said Elton Lugay, TOFA Awards founder and executive producer.