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ASAAL endorses Alo Najmi for city council district 23


The Alliance of South Asian American Labor (ASAAL), the only citywide South Asian organization that makes political endorsements in New York City, has endorsed Ali Najmi’scandidacy for Council District 23.
“The South Asian Community is growing and we have been waiting for those in power to recognize this. By endorsing Ali Najmi we hope this will inspire Democratic leaders in the future to endorse the right candidate for the appropriate district”, said Maf Misbah Uddin, founder and President of ASAAL. He then said, “We are democrats too, we deserve no less!”
Leela Maret, Interim Political Action Director of ASAAL said, “Ali Najmi understands the struggle that immigrants and working families face and we will unite all South Asian communities behind Ali. We will galvanize all of our members and supporters in the Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Christian and Jain communities for Ali”.“Ali Najmi has proven his commitment to our community, and we will mobilize at our highest level to show our appreciation for him. Najmi will make history by becoming the first elected legislator of South Asian descent in New York ”, said Mohammed Tohin, President of the Queens Chapter of ASAAL.
On June 28, 2015 the Alliance of South Asian American Labor (ASAAL) held a political screening committee meeting at 165-23 Hillside Avenue for the purpose of endorsing a democratic candidate for the open City Council Seat in District 23 of Queens, New York. The three major candidates for the City Council Seat-Rebecca Lynch, Ali Najmi and Barry Grodenchik all appeared before the committee. All three candidates were very impressive and eager to work with and for our community. After long analysis and discussion the committee members voted unanimously by secret ballot for Ali Najmi, who is born, raised, and active in the district as the endorsed candidate.
The committee decided to send with this press release a request for all ASAAL members to contribute money towards Ali Najmi’s campaign and volunteer their services towards his victory. And as such all ASAAL members are earnestly requested to attend this Sunday, July 5, 2015 7:00 P.M. at a “meet and greet the candidate event” at 165-23 Hillside Avenue with a check made out to “ALI NAJMI FOR CITY COUNCIL” in any amount you can afford.
ASAAL was formed in 2008 by labor union leaders of South Asian heritage. Most ASAAL members are labor union members across all trades in this city. ASAAL brings the political and organizing lessons learned from the trade unionist movement to the wider South Asian community in order to increase civic participation and engagement, thus empowering all South Asians. – Press Release


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