Friends,

I am the son of two Somali immigrants. I am a community activist, and a proud resident of South Minneapolis. I’ve spent my career working to empower people from underserved communities to excel in higher education, participate in government, and organize for our shared future. Through my experience, I’ve come to understand that despite our very different backgrounds, we are all united by a common belief in fairness, equity and inclusion. Divided, our impact is limited. United, we rise together.

I decided to run for the Minnesota Senate in District 62 because I believe in the power of our communities to address the challenges of today and create a brighter future for tomorrow. I hope to earn your support in this election as we unite our voices for a more prosperous Minnesota.

Fully Funded Public Schools

  • Universal free early childhood education and childcare.
  • Free two or four year college, trade and vocational schools.
  • Say no to privatization. Public education means public schools. Period.

Housing as a Fundamental Right

  • Eliminate homelessness by building income-based public housing.
  • Build more housing through bonding legislation and by providing subsidies for mixed income housing.
  • Legalize four-plex units statewide and ban exclusionary zoning practices.
  • Protect and expand renters' rights and reform evictions and rental history.
  • Repeal the preemption on rent control and limit arbitrary rent increases statewide.

Liveable Wages and Worker Dignity

  • Enshrine statewide living wage starting at $15/hour, as well as paid sick/safe leave and parental leave.
  • Stop union busting and so-called "Right to Work" legislation.
  • End the gender pay gap and stop wage theft.

Climate Change and Environmental Justice

  • Improve and expand statewide public transportation and make it free to ride.
  • Divest MN state pension fund from fossil fuels and implement a carbon fee and dividend.
  • Green the state government and grandfather-in vehicles and facilities which depend on fossil fuels.

New Civil Rights Era

  • Provide drivers' licenses and state ID's to all, including undocumented Minnesotans.
  • Protect LGBTQIA+ residents from systemic and legal discrimination.
  • Repeal laws against civilian oversight of the police. Stand up to the police unions.
  • Eliminate cash bail and fight for criminal justice reform.

Healthcare for All

  • Implement a single-payer healthcare system that covers all Minnesotans.
  • Ensure that coverage includes mental health, vision and dental, women's reproductive health, and trans health.
  • Take action on addiction and create pathways to recovery.