Sumbul Siddiqui's family immigrated to the United States from Pakistan when she was 2, and they moved to Cambridge when they got a lottery spot in Cambridge's affordable housing system. She is a graduate of CRLS, Brown University, and Northwestern.
While attending CRLS, she co-founded the Cambridge Youth Council (then the Cambridge Youth Involvement Subcommittee), a way for students to engage with city government and policy. She's now serving on the board of the Cambridge School Volunteers and is a member of Cambridge's Human Services Commission.
Professionally, she is an Attorney at Northeast Legal Aid, a nonprofit that provides legal assistance.
Also, we have to have more diversity on the council. I think it’s very important that we have more women, and that we have more women of color. I think someone who is a qualified public attorney who happens to be a Muslim woman of color, you talk the talk for diversity and all that stuff, but this is a time that we can actually make it happen.
We also need to make ride-hailing/ride-sharing programs easier to use and less expensive for Cambridge seniors.
Sumbul Siddiqui, Candidate for City Council.
Cambridge Community Television .
Episode 4: Who are the new generation?.
Backyard Cambridge (Podcast) Oct. 26, 2017.
The Breakthrough: How Women of Color are Transforming Boston and Cambridge Politics.
The Tufts Observer Oct. 10, 2017.
Why a record number of Cambridge women are running for City Council.
Wicked Local Cambridge Oct. 3, 2017. Excerpt
Sumbul Siddiqui announces City Council candidacy.
Wicked Local Cambridge May 16, 2017.
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