Meet Nida Allam

Nida Allam’s career began simply, as a grassroots organizer motivated by her love for her community. Then, in 2015, Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha were murdered in their Chapel Hill home in an anti-Muslim hate crime. Deeply affected by the deaths of her close friends, Nida’s quest for justice became an imperative.


Nida served as a political director for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016, elevating marginalized voices and connecting communities with progressive policy.


In 2017, she was elected as 3rd Vice Chair for the North Carolina Democratic Party, and was the first Muslim elected to the party’s Executive Council.

In 2020, Nida ran an unprecedented campaign for Durham County Commission, aiming to bring progressive ideas back to her community. In November, she earned the highest number of votes of any candidate for commission in the general election, and became the first Muslim woman elected to any office in North Carolina.


Nida wants to make Durham, her home, a safe and welcoming place of opportunity for all.


Nida lives in Durham with her extremely supportive husband, Towqir Aziz, and two wonderful pups, Otis & Nala.

Interested in getting involved with our movement for Durham County?

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