UncategorizedCandidate Aims to Make History As First Black Female Senator in Minnesota

This morning, Zaynab Mohamed announced her candidacy for Minnesota Senate in district 63. A long-time community organizer and progressive policy advocate, Zaynab enters the race with broad grassroots support and a strong vision for a better Minnesota. She will compete for the DFL endorsement in the party’s upcoming precinct caucuses and primary election.

“My candidacy is grounded in a simple and steadfast belief: the belief that every one of us deserves access to the resources we need to live and thrive in our communities,” said Mohamed. “As an immigrant, Black woman, Muslim, young person, and renter, I know firsthand how important it is for our government to protect and support us — and how often it fails in that task. In recent years, I have worked on behalf of the people of Southside Minneapolis to demand needed investments in our community and advance progress for working people. It would be an honor to continue this work as a member of the Minnesota Senate.”

Fifteen years ago, Southside Minneapolis made history by electing Patricia Torres Ray as the first Latina woman to serve in the Minnesota Senate. Zaynab’s candidacy is poised to mark yet another historical milestone for the state; if elected, she would be the first Black woman and the first Muslim woman to serve in the Minnesota Senate.

To learn more about the campaign visit zaynabmohamed.org.

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