The Campaign Manager for US Senator Bernie Sanders is a Pakistani-American

Bernie Sanders has announced to run again for the US presidential elections in 2020. There has been a lot of fuss over this in the international media.

However, he has made headlines yet again for picking a Muslim from Pakistani origin to run his election campaign. The individual, Faiz Shakir, is the first Muslim to serve as the campaign manager for a major presidential campaign.

A Democratic operative, Shakir, had been serving as the national political director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) since 2017. He has remained quite vibrant in this role, developing and implementing strategies to push forward the ACLU’s goals.

Now, he has decided to leave this role to help the socialist Democratic Senator with his presidential campaign. 39-year-old Shakir is being dubbed as ‘the face of the first Muslim American to run a presidential campaign ever’ by masses.

A son of Pakistani immigrants, Shakir grew up in Florida. He is a graduate of Harvard and Georgetown University Law Center. He holds a bachelor’s in government at Harvard, as shown by his LinkedIn profile.

Shakir started off as a junior staff researcher for John Kerry’s campaign in 2004. Later, he became the vice president for communications at the Center for American Progress.

Before joining the ACLU, he remained the senior advisor to Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid as well. Prior to that, he was Senior Advisor and Director of Digital Media for Nancy Pelosi.

He may have limited experience in running campaigns, but he is well connected to the party’s think-tank infrastructure, its progressive dynamics, and its Congress operations.


  • If he grew up in Florida how can be called Pakistani? He should be called son of Pakistani immigrant. Mot likely he wont have Pakistani passport. We are where we grow up. Also we should project ppl who do good things in Pakistan. It is indian habit to tell how good they are because they have indian CEO of a company that is all created by foreigners. Leave this habit for Indians. Lets see if we can create success in Pakistan and if people of Pakistan let some ppl to create success. Then we have a right to be proud of that.

    • I do not think he got the pakistani passport and he is 2nd generation. Lie myself, lot of people has to leave the country becaoz of things everybody knows better. If I make progress abroad, i do not want to be associated with place where ppl pulled my legs and created only obstacles.


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