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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:17 AM

Hillary congratulates Somali American millennial elected to Maine city coucil seat.


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Hillary Clinton
@HillaryClinton.
@Safiya_S_Khalid
arrived in Lewiston, Maine as a refugee 10 years ago.

This week, she became the first Somali-American to be elected to Lewiston’s city council.

Hers is just one of @OnwardTogether partner @RunforSomething
's 72 election night wins: https://washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/06/safiya-khalid-lewiston-maine-city-council-somali-refugee/

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:25 AM

1. K and R for Safiya and Hillary.

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:56 AM

2. Nadia Mohammed - New city council member, St. Louis Park, MN, female, Somali, Muslim

'My voice is needed': How Nadia Mohamed made election history in St. Louis Park, Nov. 7, 2019

When Thom Miller was eyeing retirement from the St. Louis Park City Council, he asked Nadia Mohamed to help him find someone to run for his seat who’d reflect the city’s increasing diversity.

After two weeks of searching, Mohamed decided she wanted it.

“I realized how much my voice is needed,” Mohamed, 23, said Wednesday morning after making history, winning Miller’s at-large seat to become the City’s Council’s first Muslim and first Somali member.

Mohamed won easily with 63 percent of the first-choice votes in the race to replace Miller. It sent a message that St. Louis Park is a place to “be inclusive in the day-to-day decision-making levels in the city,” she said.

Mohamed came to St. Louis Park as a Somali refugee at age 10 and enrolled in St. Louis Park public schools. After graduating from high school in 2015, she said she struggled as an adult to feel at home in a city where social circles are often segregated.

More: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/11/07/my-voice-is-needed-how-nadia-mohamed-made-election-history-in-st-louis-park




St.Louis Park, MN, population 49,000. 1st ring suburb of Minneapolis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Park,_Minnesota

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