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Sudanese Cultural Center to hold food-filled fundraiser Saturday featuring Mazahir Salih, Kingsley Botchway

With Sudanese food, music and speakers, the Sudanese-American Association for Development in Iowa City invites all members of the community to participate in a fundraising dinner and cultural showcase this Saturday, benefitting Iowa City’s Sudanese Cultural Center. […]

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Friends and supporters celebrate as Mazahir Salih takes oath of office

On Friday night, Dec. 29, friends and supporters of Mazahir Salih came together to celebrate victory. They gathered to share in the official taking of the oath of office for the Iowa City Council. Mazahir is the first ever elected Sudanese woman to any public office in the U.S. She won a resounding victory for city council in November. […]

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The 2017 elections brought a historic win, a surge of write-in votes, a mayoral runoff and more to Johnson and Linn counties

The morning after winning a seat on the Iowa City Council, Mazahir Salih was up early working to support one of the causes she believes in. She testified before the Johnson County Board of Supervisors on community IDs, even though she’d barely had any sleep.
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‘A better life is something you build’: Iowa City Council candidate Mazahir Salih hopes to create a more inclusive community

Mazahir Salih, a candidate for one of two at-large seats on the Iowa City Council, is focusing on building a more inclusive community in Iowa City by addressing affordable housing, building partnerships with local businesses and improving public transportation. […]

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Botchway kicks off city council campaign focused on affordable housing, mental health and economic development

Kingsley Botchway kicked off his campaign for reelection to his at-large Iowa City Council seat with an event at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom last Friday. As people gathered in the game room to talk about issues, play ping-pong and share a meal, Botchway discussed three issues he plans to focus on if re-elected: affordable housing, mental health and economic development, including supporting small businesses. […]

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Mazahir Salih announces campaign for Iowa City Council seat

Issues of affordable housing and discussions about creating an accessible, inclusive community took the forefront Monday evening as Mazahir Salih, the current president of the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, announced her candidacy for one of two Iowa City Council at-large seats in the 2017 election. […]

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Center for Worker Justice sees change in leadership

Earlier this week, the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, a prominent activist organization, announced a change in leadership. Executive Director Misty Rebik, who has been with the organization since it was founded in 2012, will be stepping down as of today, Feb. 26. CWJ works on labor rights, housing and civil rights issues […]

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