Nayyirah Shariff

Community Organizer
Flint Democracy Defense League

Nayyirah Shariff is a grassroots organizer based in Flint, Michigan. Nayyirah was one of the co-founders of the Flint Democracy Defense League, a grassroots group formed to confront Flint's emergency manager in 2011. They have over ten years experience organizing local, state, and national electoral and issue campaigns. They have been featured on multiple shows, podcasts, and documentaries including Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9”. They are the founding Director of Flint Rising, a coalition of Flint residents and community groups, labor, and progressive allies that formed in the aftermath of Flint's emergency declaration to the water disaster.

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