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September 8, 2020 34 min

Nichole Mossalam ran this fall to represent Medford and Malden in the MA State House. We had this conversation before the election. She didn’t win, but I wanted you to still hear this because I don’t think she is going anywhere. She is a leader in the Muslim community, she does interfaith outreach, she organizes events promoting charitable causes and religious tolerance, she worked with Our Revolution, and she ran a creative, energetic campaign against an entrenched incumbent where she called attention to some of the deep injustices in Massachusetts right now. Injustices like inadequate school funding, dangerous lead pollution in playgrounds and in local drinking water, bad decisions about funding for transit transit, predatory housing practices, racist policing, and the need to reform our prison system. Nichole knows that these issues are too important for her to be deterred by one election, and I for one am excited to see what she does next. To read a transcript of this interview, head over to Medium.

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