Meet Dr. Mozhgan:
Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani is an extraordinary campaigner for our environmental and human rights. She is a locally and globally focused environmental toxicologist. She was awarded the Rachel Carson prize in 2015, at a ceremony in Norway, for her work in the field.
Dr. Mozhgan comes to her environmental advocacy as a widely-published environmental toxicologist, having authored over 30 scientific journal publications and a book entitled Pollution and Reproductive Damage. Her research at the University of Michigan was funded by a National Research Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She has published on the effects of chemicals like methoxychlor and bisphenol-A on fetuses. While at the University of Michigan, she also served as the Assistant Editor of Science of the Total Environment, and as Managing Editor of Global Health Perspectives. She has been repeatedly invited to speak at the European Environment Foundation’s International Convention of Environmental Laureates in Germany, and was an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences at Ahvaz Jundishapur University in Iran.
A Strong History
Dr. Mozhgan has been invited to speak on her scientific findings at over a dozen U.S. campuses, and at universities in Europe and Iran. She has been quoted widely in the mass media worldwide, for example in the New York Times, the BBC, CNN, ABC, HBO, MSNBC, the Guardian, the Independent, Aljazeera, the British Medical Journal, the Lancet, Figaro, Frankfurter Allgemeine, China Daily, Le Senegalais, Hamshahri, Shargh, Parenting, the Toronto Star, Al Arabiya News, New Zealand Herald, El Pais, Trouw, Stavanger Aftenblad, and the Sunday Island.
Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani’s latest (January 2020) publication is a groundbreaking study entitled “Living near an active U.S. military base in Iraq is associated with significantly higher hair thorium and increased likelihood of congenital anomalies in infants and children”. It is available online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/
Following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Dr. Mozhgan was part of the successful campaign for resolutions opposing the “stand your ground” law, both in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti City Councils.
Dr. Mozghan’s agenda is your agenda:
Cleaning up Ann Arbor's toxic water.
The City can put shovels in the ground now, to clean up the 50-year Gelman dioxane contamination of our water. Endless decades of bargaining with the polluter will not clean our water!
Dr. Mozhgan is on board with the $15 minimum wage!
Dr. Mozhgan believes that you work hard enough! You should at least be allowed to live in the city where you work. Asking for a $15 an hour minimum wage is not asking a lot. If every working person had a union, you know that our wages, schools, housing, and transit would be far better.
Dr. Mozhgan supports strong unions
Ann Arbor union members teach our children. They take care of our city. Their jobs should never be outsourced. I’m for repealing the union-busting Taft–Hartley Act and doubling our union membership, city-wide and nationwide. If you can’t pay the rent in Ann Arbor, while you’re still paying for trillion-dollar wars, then you need a union.
Fiscal responsibility with your tax money.
Out-of-the-box thinking: for Affordable Housing and against Global Warming.
You work hard. You deserve a dignified home without back-breaking rent payments. If your City cannot get you affordable housing, it should consider the example of Vienna, Austria. You pay only $350 a month for a nice one-bedroom apartment in Vienna, because 62% of Vienna’s citizens live in “social housing” which is owned or subsidized publicly. Also in Vienna, an extensive mass transit system gives you unlimited rides for about a dollar a day. We deserve no less in Ann Arbor.
Our human rights environment. We don't want to fund endless wars.
We will keep campaigning for a City resolution against military aid to Israel until we are heard by the U.S. Congress. That $38 billion belongs here, not there. Our Palestinian neighbors are a valued part of our community. We should not be paying Israel to massacre their loved ones in Palestine. As Trump’s election showed, an endless wartime posture, against people of color, can have ruinous effects on our political environment right here. We say no to all that.
Our living environment. Ann Arbor's private high-rise developments are driving rents so high that you can't rent a home near your workplace.
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