Sumayyah Waheed is Senior Policy Counsel for Muslim Advocates, a national civil rights organization that uses litigation, policy engagement and communications strategies to promote justice and equity while protecting the diverse spectrum of Muslim communities from anti-Muslim discrimination in all of its forms. Sumayyah handles federal policy advocacy on privacy and surveillance, racial and religious profiling, national security, and other critical civil and human rights issues. Sumayyah brings over fifteen years of experience in progressive legal and policy advocacy at the local, state and national levels. Her work has covered issues from the criminal legal system to workers' rights, racial justice and tax policy. She has also worked for city and county governments from Oakland to Seattle. Sumayyah earned her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law and her B.A. from The Ohio State University.
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