Nimco Ahmed Named for Women’s Award

Nimco Ahmed has been named as one of the two “Women to Watch” by the Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus. The award recognized women ages 35 and under and who are working to improve the status of women and deserve recognition as emerging leaders.

Ahmed currently works as a policy aide in 6th Ward for Vice President Robert Lilgren in the City of Minneapolis. For five years she worked with the Confederation of Somali community as Youth Program specialist and community organizer. Nimco was the co-founder of the First African Then American (FATA) and Minnesota League of Young Voters (LYV). Soon after high school, Ahmed began her career in political activism when she joined the late Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone’s campaign team. In the last presidential election, she was the African/African American Base Vote Organizer and also organized the Muslim voters in the state of Minnesota.

She continued her political campaign career when in 2006 Ahmed worked as the Base Director for the Amy Klobuchar for US Senate and ran the Women’s program for the Democratic National Committee.

On a national level, Ahmed was one of the organizers of for the 2004 National Hip Hop Political Convention in New Jersey, and was co-chair of last year’s convention in Chicago. In 2005, she was the African American Base Director for Victory 2005, the Democratic Party’s campaign to rally voters, in New Jersey.


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