Aleena Jun Nawabi is an increasingly prominent voice of San Diego City Council District 6

Aleena Jun Nawabi is an increasingly prominent voice of San Diego City Council District 6. Her family fled to the United States from war torn Afghanistan when she was a child. Nawabi is passionate about bringing people from different socioeconomic backgrounds together to better understand one another and work towards a more equitable society as a San Diegan, a SDSU graduate, and a Policy Advocate.

She lived all over San Diego her family was very poor, because of poverty they took what they could afford and made the best out of


Aleena Jun Nawabi

Came to the US as a refugee with nothing. She and her family lived all over San Diego, They took what they could afford and made a home and community out of it. Despite all the challenges, she is grateful to this nation and the people for giving them the opportunity to find a home here, complete their education, and live-in dignity knowing their family is together.

She finds opportunities to share the same blessings she and her family have been privileged to enjoy through advocacy, education, and volunteering.

San Diego State University: BA Linguistics, English, and Education. Co-Founder of Muslimah’s In Search of Knowledge (MISK) is a non-profit women empowerment organization.

She applied her experience and compassion to fight for families to stay together during the Trump Administration. She is currently:

Policy Advocate Coordinator

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization, with regional offices nationwide. CAIR’s national headquarters are on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
Since its establishment in 1994, CAIR has worked to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America. Through media relations, government relations, education and advocacy, CAIR puts forth an Islamic perspective to ensure the Muslim voice is represented. In offering this perspective, CAIR seeks to empower the American Muslim community and encourage their participation in political and social activism.

Chair of Civil and Human Rights

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME Local 3930) for one of the largest Union in Southern California .

As a union, our mission is to achieve equality and dignity for home care workers, our clients, and the communities where we live and work. That means working to create a world where equality and dignity are possible; a world where no one is discriminated on based on who they are, where they live, or how they love.
That means we are committed to social justice. We fight for women, black lives, disability justice, and immigration reform. We fight for our families and communities and all who experience oppression. Because we know that not one of us is free until we are all free.

Board Advisor and Leadership

The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium brings together more than 50 diverse organizations across San Diego County that advocate for policies that advance the civil and human rights of immigrants and refugees.

Board Advisor and Development

for the San Diego church that provides a temporary housing network for asylum-seekers (Safe Harbor Net) we were recognized by the United Nations for being the only Ministry that housed the largest Haitian migrants on the southern border.

Safe Harbors are churches, individuals, and organizations that provide temporary emergency shelter for refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. Our priority is keeping mothers and children safely together. Safe Harbors Network is a coalition of donors and providers of safe places for vulnerable populations. It is called “sanctuary lite” because nearly any congregation or individual can be involved in some way. It is an expansion of Christ Ministry Center’s GateWAY Loft.

Presidential Delegate

The Muslim Delegates is a female led 501(c)(4) Coalition which aims to ensure a broad consultation and coordination with the Muslim constituencies across the United States and to collect Muslim views, experiences and expectations related to the 2020 election. This coalition fosters a strategic alliance with more than 100 national DNC delegates engaged in communication and advocacy activities highlighting Muslim policy imperatives. We are growing. We are organizing. We demand action. We want to be heard, not ignored. Join our movement!

Assembly District Delegate

(ADEM 77) re-elected and doubled the voter turnout for the second race. Single handedly secured a diverse slate of minorities who otherwise would not have been elected in the State of California Democratic party. (CA 52) 2020 California Delegation to the Democratic National Convention

President of American Muslim Democrats

From the beginning, AMD San Diego has been driven by the interests and involvement of our incredible and engaged community. We are a growing Political Forum focused on improving our collection of content and enhancing the forum experience. We are a great resource, offering opportunities for users to be active in a variety of topics and to engage with each other in an interesting and safe online environment.

This array of experience positioned her to make a big impact in the San Diego and Imperial County over the years.

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