2019 City Council At-Large Candidate

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Fareed Abdullah

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: Teacher; Activist
Websites:
Campaign Website
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Contact information:
215-292-7114
fareed4change@yahoo.com
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As a young man, Abdullah became incarcerated, and after release became an advocate for community change based on his experiences from speaking to other inmates and how they got there. He attended Stockton University and Purdue University, and since then has been a teacher and political activist.

Positions

This candidate has declined to answer a candidate questionnaire.

All position stances below come from the campaign website.

Housing

  • Supports making the homestead exemption for homeowners universal

Community safety

  • Supports creating street cleaning and beautification initiatives

Criminal justice reform

  • Generally supports reforming sentencing and creating programs to reduce recidivism

  • Supports creating expungement clinics

Healthcare

  • Supports creating community-based counseling and therapy

  • Supports requiring mental health awareness training for all first responders and government officials

Education

  • Supports creating a citywide youth city council

  • Supports funding more after-school activities

  • Supports focusing on STEM education

Other

  • Abdullah once ran for city council and twice for mayor in Atlantic City before moving back to Philadelphia (source)