The child of Yemeni immigrants, Abraham was born and raised in Michigan where he grew up in a middle class family in Hamtramck. His father, an auto worker, and his mother, a homemaker, raised 8 kids there. Together they built a family that embodies the American dream. As a youth leader, Abraham led many initiatives with the Generation with Promise and Safe Routes to School - helping make Hamtramck schools healthier and more accessible.
At 18, Abe was appointed to the Hamtramck Recycling Commission, where he served as one of the youngest members of any city commission. There, he spearheaded a program to bring recycling into Hamtramck schools and worked to expand access and information to immigrant communities about the city recycling services.
He went on to Michigan State University, where he studied pre-medical sciences, political theory and constitutional democracy. He served as member of the Student Senate and co-founded a nonprofit that works to tackle issues of literacy and lack of education equity in low socio-economic status communities. Abe also led the initiative for the first ever expansion of the council of racial, ethnic and progressive students for more representation of marginalized groups.
In 2016, Abe founded the Halimah Project, an organization that mentors refugee children in the Lansing area to provide educational, moral, and emotional support. Abe served on the staff of Representative Rose Mary Robinson. He worked to engage the community to fight back against US Ecology from expanding a toxic waste site on the Hamtramck-Detroit border.
Abraham will bring his energetic, passionate leadership to work on behalf of the people of District 2. He believes that the only special interest in Lansing should be the people, and he’ll fight like hell to make sure that happens.
Michigan and State Senate District 2 need a leader that will fight for single payer healthcare, universal family care, women’s rights, equitable education, unionized jobs, a $15 minimum wage, clean water, affordable housing and insurance reform.
TRANSPARENT, ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT
Abraham will fight for honest, accountable, and transparent government. He will not accept corporate PAC money and will always keep you informed about what is going on in Lansing. A government of the people, by the people, for the people.
No surprises. No scandals. Just Honest Abe.
GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT
We need to get the basics right. People deserve equitable access to education, clean water and we have to fix the damn potholes. Abe will champion a $15 minimum wage, affordable housing and car insurance. Our teachers deserve better pay. We need more money in our public schools and universal pre-k.
Good roads. Good schools. Good jobs. Great Michigan.
HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
Abe supports universal healthcare. He will make sure we invest in mental health services, women’s health services and fight the opioid epidemic. Abe will also advocate for investments in green energy and sustainable manufacturing. We have to protect our environment from greedy companies & corporate polluters.
Let’s keep our Great Lakes, Great.
Michigan's Second District is diverse. Senate District 2 has a rich community with many people across different racial, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. We need leadership that has a record of sharing our similarities, and celebrating our differences. Abraham is that leader.