WHY DOES SAID WEAR AN ORANGE SHIRT?
After escaping the civil war in Somalia, losing two brothers, Said was resettled in the great city of Boston 27 yrs ago from Africa's refugee camps. The first shirt he received in Boston and the US was the color orange from a refugee resettlement agency. That shirt represented freedom and opportunities because that is exactly what he got in the city of Boston. In the city of champs, he received safety, education, housing, and skills for higher-paying jobs. He is running for City Council At-Large to make sure Bostonians get the same opportunities he got. Skills for higher-paying jobs, safety, housing, quality education, equal opportunities for small businesses, and a clean, vibrant, energy-efficient city; with clean parks, playgrounds, and healthy food access. Said works with students in afterschool programs and community organizations, teaching them career, life, and technical skills. He helps immigrants resettle in Boston, learn English, find housing and jobs. Said worked in technology as an engineer, consultant, and instructor for Harvard University, Fidelity Investments, Apple, while holding leadership positions. He is a leader, STEM/VOC advocate, and is known to be a workhorse. Said will work hard for the people of Boston, our students, and our community, making sure we ALL thrive in the city we love. On Sep 14 and Nov 2, it would be an honor to serve you as your next City Councilor At-Large. Thank you to all the great folks of Boston that signed my petition papers and helped me get on the ballot! I love this great city and its people!