TDN World: Immigrants making inroads in US politics is not something unique rather it has become quite traditional here. It enlivens the idea of a vibrant democracy and adds voice to the diverse cultural values as well.
Rashida Talib, a Palistinian immigrant and Ilhan Omar a Somali origin woman, are already famous political faces and authentic voices here. American people put faith in them. More interestingly the Vice-President elect Kamala Harris also comes from an immigrant family. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan is an Indian origin woman while her father Donald Harris was an Jamaican.
And now it’s Sameer Kazim with an immigrant background who emerges on the US political turf and willing to represent people’s voice, aspiration and dream. He is a long-time progressive running for Assembly District 6 Delegate. He is one of the young candidates, and the only Muslim/ South Asian candidate, and brimgs huge amount of diversity to the 28-strong delegate roster. He is currently a student at UC Berkeley.
Sameer is a first generation immigrant who aims to represent his community with pride. He understands the immigrant experience and struggle and determined to protect the rights of those like him and his community.
Sameer was on both Bernie campaigns, as well as a Muslims for Bernie and Youth for Bernie organizer in the Muslim community. He uniquely represents a huge South
Asian community in AD-6, and is committed to a Progressive platform of Public Education Investment, Environmental Transition, and Expanding Healthcare Access.
He was also active in the school safety movement, organizing the National School Walkout and serving as speaker at the March for Our Lives. He continues this as Vice
President of Students Demand Action for Gun Sense at UC Berkeley. He has hold the post of
Youth Commissioner (Placer County, CA).
Renowned and prominent personalities such as comedian Hasan Minhajz, Basim Elkara, and Jackie Smith have endorsed for Sameer Kazim’s candidature.