From the welcome page of Nancy Shakir for Congress:
Nancy is a mother of three, the grandmother of one, and a retired educator living in Fayetteville, NC. Ms Shakir graduated with a BA in History from Rutgers University and a MA in Education Administration from St. Peter’s Jesuit College. Born in Jersey City, NJ with roots in Fayetteville, she moved to North Carolina to be with her family.
Ms Shakir works as a community activist to make the world a better place for her children. Nancy has written opinion editorials for the Fayetteville Observer where she served as a member of the Community Advisory Board. Nancy hosts a local cable TV show with the Cumberland County Progressives, mentors young children with the Great Oak Mentoring Program, serves on the Board of Directors for the Gilbert Theater and is active with the Fayetteville Peace with Justice Committee.
Nancy is running for Congress because she sees the need for jobs, education, and medical care. Ms Shakir is very disappointed by the voting record of our current representative, particularly on the issue of healthcare and keeping people in their homes. Nancy understands the value of hard work and the hardships workers often face. As a retired school administrator, much of her work experience has included work as a laundry presser, waitress, cashier, various temp and clerical jobs, market recruiter for a major corporation and director of a community based organization.
Nancy’s vocation and advocation has always been on behalf of our workers, our young, our veterans, our people with disabilities and our elderly. She looks forward to working for you in Congress.
To volunteer for the campaign send an email to info(at)NancyShakir.net.