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Arab Radio: Candidate Sarah Gad discusses her 1st Congressional District bid

February 14 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

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Sarah Gad running for Congress in the Illinois 1st District.
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Arab Radio: Candidate Sarah Gad discusses her 1st Congressional District bid

Sarah Gad, the Democratic candidate for the 1st Congressional District election in the March 17, 2020 Democratic Primary will be the guest on The Arab street Radio broadcast in Detroit on Friday Feb. 14, at 7 AM Chicago-time (7 AM CST, 8 AM EST Detroit time) on the US ARAB RADIO network on WNZK 690 AM.

Gad, who is Egyptian American, will discuss her campaign issues but also her unusual circumstance. She was charged with opiod prescription drug use and was held in prison awaiting trial. But her story is compelling. Many months prior to being arrested for prescription drug use, she was in a car accident in which a drunk driver hit her causing serious injuries. She was given prescription drugs and painkillers to help her cope with the pain after the hospitalization … as a consequence of the painkillers, she became addicted to the drugs and was later arrested for drug use. Although her first arrest was dismissed, she faced two other subsequent arrests. When she was released, she turned her life around and began volunteering to help groups in the Chicagoland area and is now in her final year at law school at the University of Chicago … we’ll talk with Sarah about this amazing story and her candidacy to unseat Congressman Bobby Rush who is criticized for his insensitivity to the residents of the district and his high absentee rates in Congress, the worst in Illinois and 10th worst in the Congress among 435 members.

The First district stretches from Chicago’s lakefront to Orland Park in the Southwest Suburbs and has a significant Arab and Muslim population.

Sarah Gad running for Congress in the Illinois 1st District.

Sarah Gad running for Congress in the Illinois 1st District.

“I have been personally affected by many of the most pressing issues in our district and our country. I have fought to get my life back together after experiencing addiction and incarceration and faced the hurdles that keep people from rebuilding their lives,” Gad said.

During college, Sarah worked on groundbreaking HIV research at the Institute of Molecular Virology. She also spent time volunteering in HIV orphanages and community clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa and doing disaster relief work for the American Red Cross. In 2009, Sarah graduated from college with honors and a degree in Microbiology and a minor in African-American Studies. Sarah’s hard work and dedication to her studies earned her a full scholarship to medical school.

But, Sarah’s dream of becoming a doctor was cut short during her third-year of medical school when she was injured in a near-fatal car accident. She emerged from the accident with multiple broken bones, including a compound fracture of her right ankle that required multiple surgeries to repair. She was prescribed opioids for the pain, but the addictive potential of these medications wasn’t discussed. Sarah learned the hard way that she had a genetic predisposition to the powerful disease of addiction.

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Thousands of individuals, especially the youth today, have experienced drug addiction in America and in Chicagoland, and the system oftentimes does not provide support to help them climb out of the challenges they face.

Click here to read more about Gad’s candidacy and her life-changing story.

Watch Sarah Gad discuss her candidacy using the widget below or click this linkto view her video story on YouTube.


Ray Hanania’s Arab street Radio and Podcast is broadcast on WNZK AM 690 radio in Detroit. You can listen to the radio show live online by using one of these links:

https://arabradio.us/live/

https://tunein.com/radio/WNZK-690-s21615/

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com … and afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or by visiting my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.

The radio show call-in number is 248-557-3300         

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