Sumbul Siddiqui

Sumbul Siddiqui
2017 Candidate for Cambridge City Council

Home address:
530 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

Contact information:
website: www.votesumbul.com
phone: 617-785-0988
email: votesumbul@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/votesumbul/
Twitter: twitter.com/SumbulSidd

Send contributions to: https://www.votesumbul.com/donate OR
Committee to Elect Sumbul Siddiqui
530 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02141


Sumbul Siddiqui is a new candidate this year.

The Committee to Elect Sumbul Siddiqui is pleased to announce Ms. Siddiqui's candidacy for Cambridge City Council. Siddiqui is a native of Cambridge, a City Human Services Commissioner, and a public interest attorney.

Siddiqui is currently an attorney at Northeast Legal Aid, a non-profit legal services organization, that provides free legal services to low-income and elderly people in northeastern Massachusetts. Siddiqui leads a practice helping low-income entrepreneurs with their small business needs.

Biography
Siddiqui moved to the United States at the age of two with her parents and twin brother from Karachi, Pakistan. Her family won a lottery to enter Cambridge's affordable housing system, which placed them in Rindge Towers in North Cambridge and then in Roosevelt Towers in East Cambridge.

Siddiqui attended Cambridge Public Schools throughout her childhood, and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin, where she was elected Student Body President. As a high school student, Siddiqui co-founded the Cambridge Youth Involvement Subcommittee, now the Cambridge Youth Council, currently in its fifteenth year. Siddiqui's activism in Cambridge earned her a Cambridge Peace and Justice Award.

Siddiqui earned a degree in public policy and graduated with honors from Brown University. After college, she served as an AmeriCorps fellow at New Profit, a Boston non-profit organization dedicated to improving social mobility for children, families, and their communities. Siddiqui then earned a law degree from Northwestern's Pritzker School of Law, and returned home to Cambridge after graduation.

Siddiqui is active in the Cambridge community. She serves on the boards of Cambridge School Volunteers and the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School Alumni Association, and is a Commissioner on the Cambridge Human Services Commission.

In addition to her work as a legal aid attorney, Siddiqui is a member of the Women's Bar Association and on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston. Siddiqui is proud to be a member of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers-UAW Local 2320.

Siddiqui has released the following statement:
"On Tuesday, November 7th I will be asking for your #1 vote for Cambridge City Council. I will do my best to ensure our paths cross and we have an opportunity to learn about each other. I am personally indebted to Cambridge's tremendous resources, having benefited from many of them. I am also aware of the challenges that families, friends, and our Cambridge community face. To ensure Cambridge is a place of opportunity for all of us, we need to collaborate. We must listen to each other, and draw on our entire community—the experience of our residents, students, employees, business owners and visitors, as well as the expertise of researchers at our top universities. The issues that matter to me – affordable housing , supporting small businesses, civic engagement, the sustainability of our city, and the health and safety of our neighbors, government accountability, among others – demand our best efforts. I am prepared to give mine. At a time of national uncertainty, we must become stronger locally. I am certain we can do great work together for Cambridge. We must."


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