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Rep. Ilhan Omar Earns Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Endorsement

MINNEAPOLIS—Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar earned the endorsement of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Delegates voted by electronic ballot due to the coronavirus crisis.

“I share the DFL’s belief that democracy starts at the grassroots, and I’m incredibly proud that we again won the party’s endorsement through a people-powered process,” said Rep Omar. “In 2018, we broke turnout records for Minnesota’s Fifth District, and secured more votes than any new Member of Congress. We look forward to energizing voters and building the enthusiasm needed to turn out even more people and defeat Donald Trump. This is one of the most important elections of our lifetime, and together we will out-organize the Republican Party to keep Minnesota blue and fight for our progressive values.”

About Ilhan Omar: In 2018, Ilhan was elected to Congress representing the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota. 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 month, 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.

She has been endorsed by organizations and elected officials throughout the Fifth District and nationwide, including:

Elected Officials

Attorney General Keith Ellison

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

Board Chair Marion Greene

Kari Dziedzic

Carolyn Laine

Council President 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

Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Rep. Karen Bass

Rep. Barbara Lee

Organizations:

MN AFL-CIO

Stonewall DFL

MoveOn

350 Action

United We Dream Action Fund

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Peace Action

Working Families Party

End Citizens United

Justice Democrats

National Nurses United

Common Defense

Jewish Voice for Peace Action

National Organization for Women

Democracy for America

NIAC

DSA

Equality PAC

Congressional Back Caucus PAC

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