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​Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Running for U.S. House of Representatives, District 1
Election: Sept. 4, 2018

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud runs a successful law practice in Western Massachusetts with a focus in domestic relations and civil rights law. She is a graduate of Elms College in Chicopee and Western New England University School of Law in Springfield. Tahirah was named a 2016 Top Woman of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. As a volunteer commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, Tahirah advocates before the state legislature to enact laws responsive to the needs of women and girls. She is a member of the Family Advisory Council of Boston Children's Hospital where she volunteers as a way of showing her deep gratitude to the hospital for its care of her 6-year old daughter who received life saving heart surgery as a newborn. Tahirah understands the need to prioritize health care for every person and is thus an avid supporter of a single-payer health care platform.