Adhiyat Najam, DA Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders

Born in Hartford, CT and currently residing in Toronto, Canada, I have been actively involved in campaigning for progressive political movements and volunteering for the DA Toronto chapter. I am a Master of Global Health candidate and a devoted patient partner for Diabetes Action Canada, where I have helped inform health research with my lived experience of type 1 diabetes. This has pushed my interest in advocating for insulin affordability and Medicare for All in the US, as I have become acutely aware of the social and economic inequalities that contribute to health disparities. More specifically, I have seen first-hand how excessive healthcare costs and inadequate social security resources for those living with disabilities can dramatically impact quality of life. I am running as a Sanders delegate candidate to raise prescription drug pricing and healthcare access as signature issues at the 2020 convention.