Linda Sarsour is an American political activist and former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. She gained national attention for her advocacy on behalf of American Muslims, and extended her advocacy to civil rights issues such as Black Lives Matter, immigration policy, mass incarceration, and stop-and-frisk. She has been a supporter of the progressive movement and the Democratic Party. Sarsour was co-chair of the 2017 Women's March and of the 2017 Day Without a Woman strike and protest. In her own words, she’s a” Palestinian-American-Muslim, born and raised Brooklyn organizer, civil rights activist, and every Islamophobe’s worst nightmare.
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