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Ilhan Omar

State: Minnesota

Elected Office: U.S. Representative

Candidate District: 05

Reason for Endorsement:

We are excited to endorse Rep. Ilhan Omar in her re-election bid for Minnesota’s fifth district because we know with her in Congress, people will always have a progressive ally to fight for them. For the past two years, Rep. Omar has been a fearless advocate for causes that always put people first.

Rep. Omar is a refugee, a mother of three, and the first-ever Black, Muslim woman to serve in the House of Representatives. She emigrated from Somalia with her family when she was 8 years old, and after spending 4 years in a refugee camp, they arrived in Minneapolis. Growing up, fighting didn’t feel like a choice for Ilhan: it was a necessity and always part of her.

In 2018, she took that fighting spirit to Congress. Alongside her fellow members of the Squad, Rep. Omar has stood fearlessly against Trump’s racist attacks while championing progressive priorities like the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and defunding Trump’s inhumane deportation machine.

In her short time in office, Rep. Omar has established herself as a key member of an emerging progressive voting bloc, often introducing or co-sponsoring ambitious progressive policies. She was an original co-sponsor of the House Green New Deal resolution, advocating for major reform on climate change. She introduced the Homes for All Act, which would finally make secure housing in this country a human right. And during the pandemic she has been a strong voice for the most vulnerable, calling for mortgage, rent, and student debt cancellations.

As protests calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality against communities of color erupted in Minneapolis, Rep. Omar joined protestors on the front lines. She was also an original co-sponsor on a bill to end qualified immunity for police officers.

Above all, Rep. Omar is a powerful and courageous voice for the most vulnerable Americans. Indivisible is proud to support Rep. Omar as she continues the fight for racial, economic, and social justice.

Group E Minnesota nominated Rep. Ilhan Omar for a national endorsement. If you would like to join the group or get involved, you can find them on their website.

Year: 2020