Lewiston’s Republican Mayor, Shane Bouchard has appointed the Lewiston Democrat Vice-Chair to the Lewiston Library Board of Trustees.
Safiya Kahlid is a Somali immigrant and political activist.
As part of the Library Board, Kahlid will have some say in the types of books the library Houses — as well as which cultural programs the library sponsors.
Along with her role as Lewiston Democrat Vice-Chair, she also ran for Lewiston School Committee last year in a losing effort.
Her facebook page demonstrates some of the radical views Kahlid advocates for, and apparently, Mayor Bouchard endorses.
Kahlid was one of three Somali immigrants who ran for Lewiston School Committee in 2017.
Now she holds a spot in city government. RINO Mayor Bouchard last month endorsed a report by a working group, put together by the City Council. Among other things, the report called for the recruitment of immigrants and refugees to run for elected office.
Mayor Bouchard called the proposal a “great start that gives us some direction.”
Along with Kahlid, Mayor Bouchard has also named Sarah Gillespie and Edward Walworth to the Lewiston Library Board.
According to LewistonMaine.gov, the Library Board has policy-setting authority in the following areas:
- Identification and promotion of general library objectives;
- Establishing the character and quality of books and other materials to be contained in the library collection; promoting cooperation with other libraries;
- Providing effective programs and services to schools and other specialized groups in need of library service;
- Establishing and supporting cultural programs sponsored by the library.
Trustees are appointed to three-year terms.
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How long before that library engages in taxpayer-funded Islamic dawah?