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Muslim Candidate Defeated In North Carolina

Zainab Baloch, a 28-year-old muslim of Pakistani descent, has been defeated in the Mayoral election in Raleigh, North Carolina. Baloch lost in the general election on October 8, 2019.

In a post on Facebook Baloch wrote:

This isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. We lost, but we’ve built a movement unheard of not just in Raleigh, but in Southern history. We brought together communities of interest (who rarely interacted in the past), come together inspired to be involved in Raleigh’s future.

With a small but mighty team (seriously) with significantly less funding than any of the leading candidates – we have businesses, student groups, people who have never been involved in local politics before stand in full support of our progressive moral platform.

I am not stopping here, and I’m counting on y’all to build on the people power we’ve created. The issues still exist which means we’ve got to switch to organizing and holding our elected officials accountable. But, tonight we rest. More to come tomorrow! Good night y’all!!!!

See post below:

This isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Thank you all so much. 💜

Posted by Zainab Baloch on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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