Ilhan Omar Announces Endorsements from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Melissa Hortman

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05) announced endorsements from Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Melissa Hortman. Rep. Omar now has the support of the Democratic leaders of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Minnesota legislature, representing the support of the state and national Democratic party at the highest levels.

“Ilhan is a valued and important Member of our Caucus. In her first term, Ilhan has already established herself as a leader on a host of issues — from child nutrition to housing to U.S.-Africa relations,” Speaker Pelosi said. “I have appreciated getting to work closely with Ilhan and was grateful she was able to join me on Congressional Delegation to Africa. We need leaders like Ilhan in the House of Representatives fighting For The People.”

“When I worked with Ilhan in the Minnesota legislature, she was a tireless advocate for her District, and an unshakable progressive voice on the Floor,” Speaker Hortman said. “Her colleagues looked to her for guidance on policy, and for her leadership in the public. Nothing has changed. She was a leader then, and she’s a leader now. We need voices like hers in Washington. I’m proud to endorse her for reelection.”

“While Wall Street and GOP donors work to diminish Ilhan’s work, accomplishments and effectiveness, actual Democratic leaders celebrate it,” said Claire Bergren, Campaign Manager for Ilhan For Congress. “Ilhan has spent her life organizing coalitions to achieve big structural change change. That was true when she was in the statehouse and it’s true now. Ilhan has been a leader in every elected office she’s held. In the Minnesota House, Ilhan served as Assistant Minority Leader for the DFL caucus. Now in the United States House, she is whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Midwest Regional Whip for the Democratic Caucus, and the Vice Chair of the Medicare For All Caucus. Ilhan earned these endorsements through her leadership and work ethic. We’re proud to have them. “

You can view a full list of endorsements below.

About Ilhan Omar: In 2018, Ilhan was elected to Congress representing the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota, and was endorsed by the Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) once again in 2020. In her first year in office, she successfully passed 16 bills and amendments through the U.S. House of Representatives. Ilhan introduced the Student Debt Cancellation Act to end the student debt crisis, Homes for All legislation to end the homelessness crisis, and legislation to tackle child hunger by making school meals universal. She also co-sponsored the No Ban Act to combat Donald Trump’s xenophobic Muslim Ban, successfully pushed to extend DED status for the Liberian community in Minnesota, and introduced a War Powers Resolution to prevent war with Iran. 

She is Vice Chair of the Medicare for All Caucus, Whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Midwest Regional Whip for the Democratic Caucus. Ilhan has consistently worked to show that the American Dream is for everyone. This year she was awarded the Profile in Courage Award from the Town Project for her consistent engagement with constituents, even in the face of threats to her safety.

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Keith Ellison

Nancy Pelosi

Melissa Hortman

Connie Bernardy

Jim Davnie

Ray Dehn

Mike Freiberg

Aisha Gomez

Hodan Hassan

Mike Howard

Mary Kunesh-Podein

Fue Lee

Jamie Long

Mohamud Noor

Patricia Torres Ray

Alondra Cano

Jeremiah Ellison

Andrea Jenkins

Andrew Johnson

Angela Conley

Irene Fernando

Marion Greene

Kari Dziedzic

Carolyn Laine

Lisa Bender

Jeremy Schroeder

Brad Bourn

Chris Meyer

Londel French

Kale Severson

Nelson Inz

Jenny Arneson

Josh Pauly

John Budziszewski

Cedrick Frazier

Simon Trautmann

Ben Whalen

Nadia Mohamed

Anne Mavity

Ayanna Pressley

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Karen Bass

Barbara Lee

Steve Fletcher

Phillipe Cunningham

Erin Koegel

Samantha Vang

Sydney Jordan

Kimberly Caprini

Maria Regan Gonzalez

Tim Brausen



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American Federation of Teachers

National Educators Association

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council

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Teamsters Local 120

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