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Daily Herald Candidate Questionnaire (September 13, 2018)

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Run for Something From Classroom to Campaign Video (September 4, 2018)

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Run for Something 500th Candidate Endorsement Video (August 9, 2018)

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Progressive Change Campaign Committee Endorsement (March 2018)

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Radio Islam Interview (April 3, 2013)

Chiang Mai Daily Mail (September 29, 2012)

Radio Islam Interview (August 16, 2012)

Patheos Interview (June 30, 2011)

Voice of America Television Interview (June 21, 2011)

Al-Hurra Television Interview (Episode 283, May 2011)

Deepak Chopra Radio Interview (April 8, 2011)

Radio Islam Interview (March 30, 2011)

Press Release: Zahra Suratwala Receives National Recognition

Zahra Suratwala was named a 2018 Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which recognizes candidates from around the country who are fighting for progressive priorities and looking out for the needs of everyday families. Three hundred sixty-four candidates have been named 2018 Champions nationally.

Our 2018 Champions across the country are committed to solving big problems affecting their communities, said Marissa Barrow, a spokesperson for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

Selected for their bold vision, these candidates are highly capable leaders ready to make change.

“The candidates on our Champions List are running great campaigns powered by the grassroots, not corporate interests,” said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “We’re proud to support them as they take power back for their communities and turn big ideas into action for working families.”

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and feder al levels, and advocating for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and the public option. The PCCC has raised over$25 million to support progressive candidates and committees from small-dollar, grassroots donations, including $1.1 million to support Elizabeth Warren’s Senate run in 2012. In 2017, 50 PCCC-supported candidates won across the country, flipping 26 seats from red to blue. Find out more at

Press Release: Suratwala campaign builds momentum, submits triple the amount of required signatures for nomination

ELMHURST – Zahra Suratwala’s campaign for DuPage County Board is resonating with voters across the 1st District. Suratwala submitted more than triple the required amount of nomination signatures to qualify for the ballot, receiving nominations from 450 DuPage 1st District residents and neighbors.

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Meeting Secretary Clinton at the State Department Eid Reception


I Speak For Myself: Volume 1, American Women on Being Muslim

WASHINGTON D.C. – On Wednesday, 7th September 2011, Zahra Suratwala attended the Eid Reception at the State Department in Washington D.C., hosted by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. In her speech, Secretary Clinton honored American Muslims’ contribution to American society. She also encouraged all the attendees to “recommit ourselves to the common cause of spreading peace, prosperity and understanding to all the people of the earth.”

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