NASREEN SHEIKH-YOUSEF

At-Large Charter Commissioner for the City of Portland, Maine.


About Nasreen

My name is Nasreen Sheikh-Yousef; I'm a community organizer and Black Lives Matter activist here in Portland, Maine.

My mission is to improve how our city is structured so that Portland residents have a greater voice in the policy decisions. I intend to play a positive role in evaluating potential changes, assessing the benefits, and presenting a plan to the whole community.

I am an active advocate for justice and equality. Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, unhoused folks, and the LGBTQ+ communities in Portland are impacted by the city charter. I plan to be a voice for these communities so that all of Portland is represented.

PORTLAND FOR ALL

On the Issues

Nasreen Supports:

  • Amending the charter to eliminate the position of unelected City Manager and creating a strong elected executive Mayor.

  • Allowing all Portland adult residents the right to vote in municipal elections regardless of citizenship.

  • Expanding the number of district seats.

  • Eliminating at-large seats in Portland.

  • Paying members of the city council an adequate wage.

  • Clean Elections for all municipal races.

  • Ensuring a living wage for all workers.

  • Guaranteeing financing for public health.

  • Amending the charter to shift funds from the police to other priorities and to create a fully-resourced, independent citizen oversight board of the Police.

  • Removing the City Council from the school budget process.

  • Amending the charter to make teachers run for office (school board)


PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

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