"I came to this Country as a refugee, fleeing war and starvation, seeking a new home and freedom in the form of democracy. I fell in love with politics as a young girl living in Minneapolis. Fifteen years later, my community asked me to serve. And alongside them, we ran a historic campaign, increasing turnout among young people, people of color, and bringing new voters into Minnesota's democratic party," said Ilhan.

In her first term, Ilhan had major wins. She expanded childcare grants for student parents, funded summer enrichment programs for low income students, measles education and prevention programing, and the Somali Museum of Arts. She also successfully negotiated over $200 million, investing in critical bonding projects for our District and State.

"As both an organizer and a legislator, I have been pushing back against the profusion of bigotry and hate sweeping our nation, and I am ready to bring that fight to Capitol Hill." -- Ilhan Omar

UPDATE - At the Minnesota Democratic Party's endorsing convention on Sunday, June 17 Ilhan received 68% of the votes and the party's endorsement. Will you contribute to our campaign today to help bring Ilhan's voice to D.C.?


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    “we need more women like her in congress in 2018.”

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    “Ilhan will swiftly step into Keith's shoes, not just in Washington, but in our congressional district. She governs and also inspires and involves young and underrepresented folks as well as us older white folks. She leads - and we lead with her”

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    “I support Ilhan for Congress because she is the most qualified for the job, she will continue to organize in the 5th and be a leader in our Democratic party!”

June 9, 2018

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    “we need more women like her in congress in 2018.”

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    “Ilhan will swiftly step into Keith's shoes, not just in Washington, but in our congressional district. She governs and also inspires and involves young and underrepresented folks as well as us older white folks. She leads - and we lead with her”

  • endorsed

    “I support Ilhan for Congress because she is the most qualified for the job, she will continue to organize in the 5th and be a leader in our Democratic party!”