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Fighting for the Fifth

“Ilhan Omar is a fighter. Ilhan fights for fair housing for all people. Ilhan fights for Medicare for all people. Ilhan is who we need to represent us in Congress.”

Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis City Council

“Representative Omar has been the definition of a progressive champion in Washington D.C., while staying deeply connected to what is happening in her district. Our leaders are excited and clear about reelecting Ilhan because she believes in working with our communities to create a Minnesota where we all can thrive.”

TAKEACTION MINNESOTA

I am proud to watch every day as Ilhan, her campaign organization and her official office not only fight for people like us but lead her colleagues in the House towards a more just America.

KEITH ELLISON

Since becoming your representative in Congress, Ilhan Omar has fought, introduced, and pushed for policies that will benefit all members of our community.

The achievements include:

48 bills and amendments introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

17 bills and amendments passed in the U.S. House of Representatives

548 bills cosponsored

67,732 constituent letters answered

32 roundtables and town halls

Over 1,300 meetings with constituents

Over 400 constituent cases worked on

$478,000 returned to constituents

LEADING THE DELEGATION

Ilhan leads the entire Minnesota delegation in amendments passed in the House, and in total number of bills and amendments introduced.

She has secured major victories for Minnesotans — including protections for our Liberian-American community from deportation, bringing home over $450,000 to her constituents in the form of casework and securing critical funding during the coronavirus pandemic.

VOTE NO TWICE

Ilhan, along with then-Representative Keith Ellison helped organize the “Vote No Twice” campaign to defeat an anti-LGBTQ anti-marriage ballot initiative and a voter suppression ballot initiative in Minnesota.

NO BANS

When the Muslim Ban was first announced, Ilhan organized thousands of Minnesotans of all faiths to gather in protest against Trump’s hateful, xenophobic decision.

UNITED AGAINST HATE

In the wake of the Pittsburgh, Pulse and New Zealand mass shootings, Ilhan joined together with Minneapolis communities to stand united against hate. 

VOTER ENGAGEMENT

Ilhan has always prioritized young voters and voters of color—organizing record youth turnout in 2016 and 2018 and paying countless visits to local high schools and colleges to increase their political engagement.

INCREASED EQUITY

Ilhan organized a historic Minnesota visit from the Congressional Black Caucus—to meet with local business leaders and organizers to talk about how to increase equity and inclusion in the 5th District.

MEDICARE FOR ALL

As Vice Chair of the Medicare for All Caucus, Ilhan organized a town Hall with Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal and 5th District healthcare experts to talk about how Minnesota residents can make Medicare for All a reality.

COVID-19

As the COVID-19 Pandemic swept across the country, Ilhan turned her district office into a rapid response site to offer a direct line of support to constituents looking for information and assistance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

JUSTICE IN POLICING

After the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, Ilhan led the fight for justice, marching with the community against police brutality, distributing food to the district, and leading bills in the house for transformational change.

LISTENING SESSION

Ilhan also held a listening session and public forum on police brutality in the 5th District, which was attended by Governor Tim Walz, Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, Mayors Melvin Carter and Jacob Frey, and dozens of community leaders.

FUNDING THE REBUILD

After the local uprisings left some neighborhoods and businesses in desperate need of support, Ilhan helped raise more than $300,000 for local organizations and community efforts to rebuild.

FIXTURE IN COMMUNITY

“Ilhan didn’t start just showing up when she wanted to run for office. Ilhan has been a fixture in our community.” ~ Keith Ellison

CONSTANT PRESENCE

Rep. Omar has already established herself as a top progressive lawmaker in the House… She’s done this all while being a constant presence in our district. I’ve seen countless public town halls of Rep. Omar’s last year.” Cedrick Frazier, New Hope City Council