Democrat for State Senate
"During these challenging times, we need bold new leadership to stand up to the Trump Administration and fight to put our progressive values into law on Beacon Hill."
Amaad was born and raised in Springfield, MA. He has spent his career advancing progressive public policy and advocating for his community. He previously held positions as the Director of Housing Policy at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, a Program Officer for The Massachusetts Service Alliance, where he managed an $11 million portfolio, and most recently the State Policy Director for United States Senator Ed Markey.
In 2011, he served as a Springfield City Councilor where he championed an anti-foreclosure ordinance to protect homeowners from predatory banks, stopped a biomass plant that would have posed a long-term public health problem, and expanded access to city services for non-English speakers.
Amaad received his undergraduate degree at Bentley University and a masters degree in education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
We Need Bold New Leadership To
Ensure Universal Healthcare
Our district is home to some of the greatest disparities in healthcare not only in the state but also in the nation as well as an ongoing opioid crisis. We need a comprehensive healthcare system that focuses on prevention, provides treatment, and allows access to everyone.
Fully Funded Public Schools
Education in Western Massachusetts has been significantly underfunded for decades, resulting in struggling schools that are failing our families. We need to fully fund the programs children need to succeed, including universal pre-k, access to nutritious foods, community centered schools, and extracurricular activities.
Promote & Develop Local Small Businesses
We need initiatives that will tap into our unique potential to benefit from emerging industries such as cannabis and clean energy. Developing a robust small business economy will create high-paying jobs and the economic growth we need to make investments in education and infrastructure.
Resist the Trump Administration
The Trump administration is unfairly targeting immigrants and working to roll back our civil rights, environmental protections, access to healthcare, and reproductive rights. As a staffer for a US senator, I have seen first-hand the fear this puts in the hearts of our community. We need to be working to resist this administration not only on Capitol Hill but also on Beacon Hill.