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Rep. Omar Announced 18 More Major Endorsements in CD5

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today has announced a comprehensive list of local Minnesota endorsements, including city council members from across the 5th District, State Senators, Minneapolis School Board Members, Park Board members and additional Hennepin County Commissioners. Rep. Omar now has the support of a broad coalition of elected officials in the district and grassroots organizations.

“I am deeply humbled by the broad show of support for my reelection campaign across the Fifth District,” Rep. Omar said. “I look forward to continuing to advocate, organize, and legislate alongside them on behalf of our shared constituents. As I continue to fight for full rent and mortgage cancellation and support for our frontline workers during this crisis, their partnership has been paramount. I know fighting for CD5 means fighting for a Green New Deal to address the climate crisis, to guarantee healthcare and housing as human rights, to end the student debt crisis, and to create a more peaceful world. I know if we continue to push, we can create a more prosperous future for all.”

You can view the full list of endorsements here: 

Hennepin County Commissioner

Board Chair Marion Greene

State Senators

Kari Dziedzic

Carolyn Laine

Minneapolis City Council

Council President Lisa Bender

Jeremy Schroeder

Minneapolis Park Board

Brad Bourn

Chris Meyer

Londel French

Kale Severson

Minneapolis School Board

Nelson Inz

Jenny Arneson

Josh Pauly

Crystal City Council

John Budziszewski

New Hope City Council

Cedrick Frazier

Richfield City Council

Simon Trautmann

Ben Whalen

St Louis Park City Council

Nadia Mohamed

Anne Mavity

Rep. Omar has previously been endorsed by:

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

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

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.

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