Kayse was born into a nomad family in Somalia but fled the violence in 1998. As he was earning his degree at Marylhurst University, he waited tables at a Somali restaurant and worked at the DoubleTree Hotel. But what’s more impressive is that Kayse simultaneously was helping refugees who had recently arrived in the U.S.
After graduating from NYU, Amir has spent most of his career as a lawyer but more recently, has served as the Civil Rights Director for CAIR-MN. Come November, Amir is looking to getting involved in State politics and unseat incumbent Nolan West. Amir attributes his strong work ethic and determination to his early childhood, where he
Originally hailing from a remote town in Pakistan, Naveed moved to the United States to provide ample educational opportunities for her daughter, believing that those same opportunities would be less available back in her home country. Naveed settled in North Carolina and became a physician for the past twenty years. During those two decades, she
Aisha is a small business owner and the mother of three children in school. Both of these facts fueled her desire to run for State Delegate, as she saw firsthand the problems both with opportunities for the youth and the lag in small business ownership. She was born in a small town in Peshawar, Pakistan
Transcending party lines is a difficult skill to hone but Omar has proven that he’s more than capable. He’s challenging current Representative Dana Rohrabacher, despite the fact that he is a Fullerton native. In fact, it’s because his Representative, who is Republican, is doing so well in his district, Omar decided to run in Rep.
Bushra’s background is a bit more unique than most candidates: she is still in school, currently in her second year at DePaul University in Chicago. She’s an active community volunteer and often does work for various non-profit organizations. She hopes to serve as a voice for the underrepresented and regardless of whether or not she
Currently an attorney and owner of a local law firm, Mo Seifeldin is running for Alexandria’s City Council, hoping to promote education and community service. He is a product of Virginia’s public school system and has first hand experience with its successes and can spot areas that need improvement. While in school, Mo often worked
Deedra is a Phoenix-based attorney and founder of the leadership consulting firm, the Global Institute of Solution Oriented Leadership, making her a highly respected community leader and advocate. After recognizing the lack of Muslim representation, Deedra established a CAIR chapter in Arizona and served as its director. She also also served on the boards of the Tempe
The son of Palestinian immigrants, Sam is the only Muslim in the entire Virginia Legislature. He started from the ground up and became involved in politics after using Google to search how to start a campaign. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Roanoke College and his Master’s Degree in International Business from