27-Year-Old Muslim Running For Congress
Solomon Rajput, a 27-year-old muslim man, has announced plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell in Michigan’s 12th congressional district in 2020.
Rajput is a self-described progressive and the son of Pakistani immigrants.
Rajput supports The Green New Deal, Tuition-Free College & Canceling Student Debt and Medicare for All.
Rajput supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016, but after Sanders lost the primary election, Rajput became a field organizer for Hillary Clinton. After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the general election, Rajput founded an activist organization called Michigan Resistance.
According to reports, when asked why he is running for Congress, Rajput stated, “I’m running because we have all these really big problems going on — things like climate change, money in politics, and the cost of college tuition — but Debbie and the political elite isn’t doing anything about it. They keep telling us to wait”