Pizza & Politics at CSI Student Union


WOW!! What an exciting turn out of young voters supporting me for Twin Falls City Council. 💯🙌🏽 Democracy in Action! I love when they say “I finally feel there is a candidate who represents me that I can vote for.” Love that they are engaged and excited about their civic duty!! That is such an honor and responsibility for me to represent their authentic voices. Loved meeting each of you at Pizza and Politics at CSI today, and listening, listening and hearing the issues that matter to our younger demographic. Affordable Housing, Safe Community, Transportation, Diversity – among my focus platforms on www.liyahbabayan.com Thank you for trusting me with your vote and voice!! #YoungVoters #ThePeopleFirst #VoteBabayan #Nov5th #CityCouncilElections Thank you CSI

I declare my candidacy for Twin Falls City Council Seat 4 in 2019


I want our children to live in a Twin Falls like the one we grew up in. One that does not lose its small town values, small business, safe neighborhoods and accountability. Our city is growing too fast, without a supportive infrastructure or affordable housing to sustain all this growth. Tax payers are tired of picking up the tab of senseless government spending. We want to live in a city that makes sound, future proof economic and development decisions, is responsible stewards of the natural resources we are blessed with. We want to live in a Twin Falls that offers a pathways to a bright future for everyone, especially our youth.

My full platform is outlined under community issues. It is driven by prioritizing working-class values instilled by my parents: conservative spending, individual liberty, limited government, equality, dignity and respect of all people, regardless of their background.

and I am ready to earn your vote this Nov 5th. I will be your outspoken voice, wherever it is needed, putting the people of our community first.

Support me by, donating to www.liyahbabayan.com become a campaign ambassador by volunteering, by hosting a meet and greet at your home, small business or civic group. Elections are this November 5th. Register to vote at idahovotes.gov. #ThePeopleFirst #VoteBabayan #TwinFallsCityCouncilSeat4

Idaho Hometown Hero Award


I asked the most handsome man to be my date for the Idaho’s Hometown Hero Ceremony. Thank you Governor and JRM Foundation for Humanity for recognizing my local and global humanitarian life’s work!! In all the languages I know, there are still not enough words to express gratitude for the life of opportunity America granted my refugee family. I dedicate my Idaho Hometown Hero Medal to my Father, Martin and Mama, Tamara for their dire, backbreaking work and sacrifice to rebuild our lives with the crumbs of the American Dream in a new country. They don’t make medals for people like my parents. They are my HEROS!! I take pride in giving back and serving my adoptive community and country, and we are just getting started! Looking forward to meeting the 2019 Medalist and sharing my book “Liminal, a refugee memoir” with the great people of Pocatello this Saturday, September 7th. Learn more about the inspiring humanitarian work Idahoans are doing worldwide at Idaho’s Hometown Hero Medal. Truly humbled to receive this honor and share this special moment with my parents. Twin Falls, Idaho is our Ellis Island