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  • Candidate Profile: Zarina Baber

    June 1, 2018

    Zarina was raised in Hyderabad, where she was one of the pioneers of the first women’s cricket team. She moved to Minnesota, the state that elected the first Muslim to Congress, Keith Ellison, where she has been an outspoken political and human rights activist. Zarina began her political career campaigning for Senator Paul Wellstone. She

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  • Candidate Profile: Ghulam Qadir

    May 25, 2018

    Dr Ghulam migrated from Pakistan in 1975, from a rural farm and graduated from Nishtar Medical College. When he moved to the United States, he trained as a psychiatrist and worked for Oakwood Healthcare System. He is currently the CEO of APEX Behavioral Health Dearborn and previously served as vice chairman of the Controlled Substances Advisory Commission for

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  • Candidate Profile: Sam Jammal

    May 25, 2018

    Sam Jammal is the son of Middle Eastern and South American immigrants and grew up in a community that was home to many of these communities. As a result, he witnessed firsthand the benefits of diversity but also the problems that many immigrant and minority communities face in this country. He studied at the University

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  • Candidate Profile: Fatmata Barrie

    May 4, 2018

    Fatmata grew up in Sierra Leone and then later, in Florida. She’s spent the past 15 years living in Maryland and has become very invested in Maryland politics and issues. As a community advocate and activist, Fatmata has worked for children with special needs, immigrants, and those in her community seeking better opportunities. She has

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  • Candidate Profile: Kaisar Ahmed

    May 4, 2018

    Kaisar was born in Bangladesh and spent most of his childhood there before coming to the United States. However, before arriving in the US, he studied at the University of Dhaka and then worked for UNICEF on a child-feeding program. He studied in New York City and then at UC Riverside. Following his educational endeavors,

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  • Emgage Florida Field Organizer

    May 2, 2018

    Field Organizer: Manages voter registration (VR) across the county with a focus on the Muslim-American community and canvassing faith-based locations. Overseeings and executes VR program, ensuring logistical success and completion of VR campaign resulting in accepted forms and registered voters. Responsible for quality control of VR program and maintaining communication with Chapter Directors to coordinate,

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  • Candidate Profile: Abdullah Hammoud

    April 27, 2018

      A product of Dearborn Public Schools, Abdullah went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan-Dearborn and a Masters of Public Health from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He began his career working at the United Nations’ Relief and Work Agency as a volunteer. His experience in the UN helped him become a

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  • Candidate Profile: Dr. Nadia Hashimi

    April 27, 2018

    A graduate of Brandeis University, Nadia received a double degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Biology and then obtained her medical degree from SUNY Downstate. She began her medical career at the Children’s National Medical Center working in the emergency room, witnessing countless traumas. Nadia also helped her husband manage his neurosurgery practice, giving her

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  • Candidate Profile: Jesse Sbaih

    April 13, 2018

    As he announced his intention to run, Jesse was told that as an Arab and as a Muslim, he was told he should quit. Having lived in the U.S. for over 25 years, he was shocked but still determined to run for Senate. Born in Jordan but raised in the U.S., Jesse and his parents

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