Fighting for the Fifth
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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