Yassamin Ansari is the Vice Mayor of Phoenix and the youngest woman ever elected to the Phoenix City Council, representing one of the most diverse districts in the fifth-largest and fastest growing city in the country.
The proud daughter of immigrants and graduate of Stanford and Cambridge universities, Yassamin led the charge to pass the city’s first Climate Action Plan, has fought for the protection of reproductive rights, and secured millions in free tuition for students pursuing community college and good jobs in the trades.
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Universal access to safe, stable,
and affordable housing is the cornerstone of a thriving community—one where everyone can live with dignity.
Ansari is calling for a “housing first approach,” wanting to provide emergency housing immediately, then treatment.
As the city council member representing the largest unhoused community in our region, I’ve been raising the alarm on the urgent need to provide more permanent and temporary heat relief solutions.
A 31-year-old Iranian-American, Yassamin Ansari has become the youngest councilwoman in Phoenix. Now, she has announced her bid for Congress.