Who is Salem?

Salem is a Kensington-based millennial activist running for Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional district. He lives in Philly with his life partner, Zane, and his hairless cat, Chicken. 

Salem credits his political activism to growing up in poverty, growing up LGBTQ+, and the Occupy protests in 2011. As a volunteer, he worked on the presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama.

Alongside local organizations, Salem has co-organized and participated in direct actions in his community, including protests for Medicare For All, housing rights, and racial justice. Most recently, Salem has been working on housing justice projects and food distribution for low-income and high risk residents.

In addition to a history of activism and deep ties to the local community, Salem has earned a reputation as an unflinching firebrand in Philadelphia with his willingness to disrupt the status quo. He’s loudly advocated for justice for oppressed communities and the working class, and supports the policies to back it up. Salem will continue to fight for a system that benefits all of us – not just the 1%.

Join Salem in the fight for justice and equality.

Our campaign takes no money from corporations or the fossil fuel industry – we are 100% grassroots. We believe in transparency, honesty, and authentic representation.