Letter: Salih will fight for affordable housing

I support Mazahir Salih for Iowa City Council At-Large.

The preservation of affordable housing in Iowa City is a crucial issue, especially during this City Council election. In recent years, many local low-income housing units (such as Rose Oaks and the Ellis Ave rooming house) have been demolished or reallocated to serve wealthier residents. Economic development shouldn’t be considered successful if it’s at the expense of low-income residents. Salih has shown unyielding commitment to this principle by fighting for affordable housing and a livable wage.

Salih has been a driven voice for the Sudanese community of Iowa City and a dedicated ally for all others. Through her leadership position at the Center for Worker Justice and several local boards and committees, Salih has proved that she’s trustworthy and experienced in advocating for communities who have not had much representation in our local government.

She is genuine — no political posturing or fake compassion — and her energy is inspiring. Her actions on City Council will align with the community work and activism that she’s committed herself to thus far.

Vote for Salih on Nov. 7.

Hannah Russell



MORE Letters to the Editor ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

In the wake of yet another murderous rampage in which 17 high school students and faculty were slaughtered by a disturbed youth lawfully armed with an easily purchased weapon of war, the junior senator from Iowa again followed the ...

The latest school shooting has once again caused a full out assault against guns, gun owners and the National Rifle Association.I would like to touch on a few points for citizens who blame guns for this violence. School shooters k ...

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.

Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.