Ayomi Obuseh

Ayomi Obuseh

Madison City Council, District 8, WI

Ayomi is running for District 8 Alder in Madison, WI. She started as a youth organizer in Madison West High School to demand for a more inclusive environment for students and staff of color in the Madison Metropolitan School District. She has continued her social justice work to advocate for policies that prioritize youth and families. As the co-founder and Executive Director for Impact Demand, she helped organize the Madison 4 Black Lives Movement and has worked to increase community control. She has interned with Madison City Council and the WIsconsin State Capitol as well as worked on a Congressional Campaign. She was a fellow for the Movement for Black Lives, and has worked with local nonprofits to engage the community in local activism.

Ayomi is committed to challenging the narrative of justice and uses her voice to amplify those who are often silenced. Her campaign platform is cognizant that many of the issues faced by the community, such as Madison’s housing and sustainability crisis, have been issues systemically enabled by legislation. Hence, she has a variety of innovative solutions and partnerships planned to push through equitable policies and community projects; details can be found at ayomi4alder.vote. As the District 8 Alder, she will be able to utilize her position to develop partnerships among the city, local nonprofits, UW-Madison, and the community to create a sustainable Madison in which even marginalized communities can thrive.