MEET FATMATA

I am a proud District 20 resident who wants to make the district strong and prosperous for all residents.  I came here by way of  Florida and Sierra Leone, West Africa and I came to the U.S. at the age of 11. I grew up in Florida where I received my B.S. in Psychology from the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and my J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.  For the past fifteen years I have lived in White Oak, MD.  I have dedicated my life to the service of my community and have spent most of my adult life as an activist and advocate for the educational rights of children, including those with special needs.  During my 16 years in District 20, I have advocated for immigrant rights and protections, affordable housing, affordable and practical transportation options, economic development that benefits everyone in the community, access to quality education, health benefits and public safety by working with the local police department, the county and the community to hold meetings to promote proper dialogue.   Now, I want to represent this wonderful community in Annapolis and to also make sure that the voiceless are heard and to ensure that those who are under-served have a voice and are represented. 

As a community activist and advocate, I have not only testified for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system but I have also promoted it to the community.  I also promoted the Purple Line.  I work with other community members and organizations to hold free workshops and forums to address immigration, health, public safety and economic development concerns affecting the community. 

As an attorney, I have litigated many special education cases representing students with special needs against the DC Public School system to ensure that the students receive their legally mandated Free and Appropriate Public Education; this includes provision of needed educational and related services.  As a special education advocate, I advocate for appropriate testing and services for students.  As an immigration attorney, I work diligently to ensure that immigrants receive their immigration benefits and I help immigrants navigate the U.S. immigration system.  Now I want to be your State Delegate to take the fight for my district to the next level. 

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