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Durham County commissioner suggests public funding for reproductive health
Durham County commissioner Nida Allam says the county should investigate funding reproductive health services — including abortion — now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
Following her own abortion, Durham County commissioner pushes for local health departments to provide options, access for abortions
As access to abortion care changes quickly across the United States, one Durham County commissioner is lobbying for the local health department to provide options […]

June 28, 2022 | WRAL

Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam Determined to Flip State Senate Seat Despite Loss in U.S. Congress Bid

May 24, 2022 | American Kahani

Why Bernie Sanders Is Endorsing Nida Allam In An NC Congressional Race
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a progressive Democrat who ran for president, has endorsed Nida Allam in a North Carolina congressional race. Allam, a Durham County commissioner […]

April 28, 2022 | The News & Observer

Sunrise Movement Endorses Progressive Democrats Summer Lee, Nida Allam and Erica Smith for Congress
Washington, DC (CNN) — Sunrise Movement, the youth-led climate activist group, on Thursday announced its endorsements of Summer Lee in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional district, Nida […]

March 24, 2022 | CNN

Allam’s Focus Is the Middle Class
Nida Allam was satisfied with carrying out her political involvement through grassroots-level organizing. She never expected get into politics as a candidate. “I studied Sustainable […]

March 10, 2022 | The News of Orange County

Nida Allam Wants to Be a Young, Progressive Voice in Congress
The 2022 midterm elections are right around the corner. In our new series Teen Vogue’s Top 10, we’re asking candidates 10 questions about the issues […]

February 23, 2022 | Teen Vogue

On Seventh Anniversary of Muslim Friends’ Murder in Chapel Hill, NC Official Keeping Their Legacy Alive with Congress Bid
Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam said she is helping to keep her friends’ legacies alive in her current run for Congress. Seven years ago this […]

February 10, 2022 | WRAL

Working Families Party, Progressive Groups Endorse Allam For Congress
Local and national progressive political groups are backing Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam’s congressional run for the 6th District, narrowing the lanes in a crowded […]

January 21, 2022 | IndyWeek

South Asian Candidates Aim to Grow Congress’s “Samosa Caucus”
In 2020, Nida Allam was part of a wave of South Asian candidates running for office at the local, state, and federal level — and […]

January 7, 2022 | The Juggernaut

North Carolina Official Opens up about Undergoing Fertility Treatments While Running for Congress
A little over a week after Nida Allam announced her bid for a North Carolina congressional seat in November, the 28-year-old shared something deeply intimate […]

December 27, 2021 | The 19th

‘We’re Fighting for Working Class People’: Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam Makes Bid for U.S. House
High-quality public education, affordable housing, reproductive justice and a safe, livable planet: those are just some of the tenets of Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam’s […]

November 30, 2021 | The Duke Chronicle

Nida Allam Hopes Her Run for U.S. Congress Will Inspire the Muslim Community
DURHAM, N.C. — Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam is one of several candidates running for U.S. Congress. Longtime Congressman David Price, who has represented the […]

November 23, 2021 | Spectrum News

Nida Allam Announces Campaign For U.S. House Of Representatives
Last week, Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam announced that she plans to run for North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District as a Democrat in 2022. Allam […]

November 16, 2021 | The Daily Tar Heel

Nida Allam, North Carolina’s First Muslim Woman Elected, Sets Her Eyes On Congress
Nida Allam made headlines in March 2020 when she became the first Muslim woman to win elected office in North Carolina. Now, the 27-year-old Democrat […]

November 9, 2021 | HuffPost

Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam Is Running For Congress
Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam is running for Congress. Allam made history in March 2020 when she became the first Muslim American woman to be […]

November 8, 2021 | WRAL

Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam is Running For Congress
On a sunny Monday afternoon, Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam, formally announced that she is running for the newly drawn U.S. Congressional seat that covers […]

November 8, 2021 | IndyWeek

Durham’s Nida Allam Running For Congress In Newly Drawn NC District
The first Muslim woman to win elected office in North Carolina is now seeking higher office: U.S. Congress. Nida Allam, a Durham County commissioner, is […]

November 8, 2021 | The News & Observer

‘I’m Not Broken.’ Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam Shares Her Fertility Struggle
Sitting in an exam room at the Duke Fertility Center, Nida Allam decided she wanted to share on social media something that only she and […]

September 21, 2021 | The News & Observer

20 Years After Sept. 11, NC’s First Muslim Woman Official Still Sees Its Effects
Parents want to protect their children. Nida Allam’s parents did. Allam, a Durham County Commissioner and the first Muslim woman to hold elected office in […]

September 9, 2021 | The News & Observer

Shining a Spotlight on 7 Newly Elected Women Politicians You Should Know About
As it often goes, much of our political attention in 2020 was laser-focused on the presidential race, so much so that we haven’t adequately celebrated […]

March 23, 2021 | PopSugar

Nida Allam Makes History as the First Muslim Woman Elected to Public Office in North Carolina
In an election month filled with delayed results, frivolous lawsuits, a recount, and baseless claims of voter fraud, the race for the Durham County Board […]

November 18, 2020 | IndyWeek

From Tragedy To Trailblazer
After three of her dear friends were murdered in 2015 — a case that drew national attention and triggered calls for stronger hate crime legislation […]

August 25, 2020 | The Bitter Southerner

North Carolina voters make history by electing first Muslim woman to hold office
Nida Allam has become the first Muslim woman to be win elected office in the state of North Carolina. According to local reports, history was […]

March 5, 2020 | The Hill

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