SUPPORTING BLACK LIVES MATTER

Growing up in the downriver area, I have personally experienced discrimination, simply  because of my skin color, religion and background culture. I am going to share one of the stories I experienced. 

Two years ago, my neighbor a white man always treated me different in a very disrespectful way.  I did not care much until one day.  8 P.M I took my shotgun from my car into my home and my white neighbor seen me do that. Later that night at  1 A.M I was sleeping and all I heard was sirens and police officers calling my name to come out with my hands up. I was very confused, I looked at my security cameras and I seen more then police cars blocking the street and officers with guns aimed at my home. I quickly called my Lawyer. I explained to him the situation happening outside my home.  We were both confused why the officers are outside my home. He advised me to called the Department and ask why are they outside my home. I was connected to the night supervisor for Lincoln Park Police Department. He told me that my white neighbor called them and told them that I aimed my shotgun at him.  I told the officer that is not true I have no reason to do so and this white neighbor doesn't like Arabs in general. The officer asked me to step out to talk but I refused because my lawyer advised me not to step out. I told the officer that I am willing to leave him my cell phone with access to my security cameras. He agreed, I left my phone next to my phone next to the door and the officer had the opportunity to go through my security footage recorded. After they reviewed the footage the officer told me I seen enough. You did nothing wrong, we'll have a deactivate follow up with you. Few days later, I was told I can press chargers for false accusations but I refused. 

 

 

 

 

In March of 2020, I decided it's time for a change so I am running for office. 

 

Part of my mission in the legislation is to establish bills against discrimination.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the first major development in anti-discrimination law in the US, though prior civil rights legislation (such as the Civil Rights Act of 1957) addressed some forms of discrimination, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was much broader, providing protections for race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in the areas of voting, education, employment, and public accommodations. 

I want to enforce laws listed to protect my community

  • Discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or political affiliation.

  • Solicit or consider employment recommendations based on factors other than personal knowledge or records of job related abilities or characteristics.

  • Coerce an employee’s political activity or take action against any employee as reprisal for refusing to engage in political activity.

  • Deceive or willfully obstruct a person’s right to compete for employment.

  • Influence any person to withdraw from competition for a position to improve or injure the employment prospects of any other person.

  • Give unauthorized preference or advantage to any person to improve or injure the employment prospects of any particular employee or applicant.

  • Engage in nepotism.

  • Retaliate against an employee or an applicant because of an individual's legal disclosure of information evidencing wrongdoing ("whistleblowing").

  • Retaliate against an employee or applicant for exercising an appeal, complaint or grievance right; testifying or assisting another in exercising such a right, cooperating with an Inspector General or the Special Counsel, or refusing to obey an order that would break a law.

  • Discriminate against an employee based on conduct which is not adverse to on-the-job performance of the employee, applicant, or others. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has interpreted the prohibition of discrimination based on "conduct" to include discrimination based on sexual orientation. See Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment.

  • Violate veterans’ preference requirements.

  • Violate any law, rule, or regulation which implements or directly concerns the merit principles.

Stopping Police Brutality

I am going to work with the Governor's office to require police officers to be more educated before heading to the streets.

  • Advance mental illness courses part of the policing training. 

  • Train officers to respect other Michiganders cultures and background. 

  • Help to reform Bill 945, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor. 

  • Advance officers to have BLS certification. 

  • DE-escalate to be part of the policing training. 

  • etc.