Women’s rights activist and scientist Nina Ahmad has announced that she is running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. In November 2017, Ahmad resigned from her position as Mayor Jim Kenney’s Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement to run for U.S. Congress, vying to represent Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District. A statement released on Monday by the Ahmad campaign said that the redrawing of the state’s congressional map led Ahmad to end her bid for Congress, though she still supports the effort to Read More
Former Deputy Mayor of Philadelphia Nina Ahmad announced she is ending her Congressional run to enter the race for Lieutenant Governor. “I was running for Congress because I’ve been fighting injustice and discrimination in Pennsylvania for twenty-five years, and I believe we need more truly progressive voices in government,” Ahmad said. Ahmad’s announcement comes a week after the state Supreme Court redrew the state’s Congressional maps. Ahmad said she is switching races to combat the Read More
Nina Ahmad, a former aide to Mayor Kenney who had been campaigning for a Philadelphia congressional seat, is now jumping into the race for lieutenant governor. The move comes a week after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court imposed a new congressional map, changing district lines and scrambling U.S. House races across the state. The court had ruled that the previous map was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander drawn to favor Republicans. “Harrisburg has been male-dominated for too long, and its culture won’t change Read More
As male lawmakers resign amid sexual misconduct scandals, women are looking to take their places. It’s remarkable in 2018 that a state with 12.8 million people and 20 members of Congresscould have zero women representing it. Welcome to Pennsylvania, the state with the largest all-male delegation in the country. That depressing statistic may change after this year’s midterm elections. A couple of male congressmen have resigned in the Keystone State after being caught up in sexual Read More
This week Blue America endorsed two inspiring candidates for Congress on opposite ends of the country. Nina Ahmad is running in Philadelphia and Lisa Brown is running for the eastern Washington seat based in Spokane. Yes, they’re both women and since 51% of the population this country are women and just 19% of the House are women, its great that two will help right that egregious disparity. But that isn’t why we decided to endorse either of them. We Read More