Mom, Refugee and Congresswoman for #MN05. Progressive Caucus Whip. Fighting for a more just world. Grassroots funded progressive ✨ HC.com/IlhanOmar 📚

Minneapolis, MN
Joined August 2012
We have the Senate, the House and the Presidency. Stop negotiating with a losing insurrectionist party who are trying to sabotage our democracy, pass the infrastructure package through reconciliation and abolish the filibuster.
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On this day 50 years ago, Shirley Chisholm became the first woman & African American to run for president—4 years after she became the first Black Congresswoman. My career in public service rests on her contributions. Proud to honor her legacy this year. #ChisholmTrail✌🏿
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🧵 Biden hasn't condemned a single Saudi attack on Yemen since he took office. This jives with his strategy of "going back to basics" in the MidEast - ie investing in our existing "allies." But as I explain in this piece, the basics ARE the problem. >> msnbc.com/opinion/biden-enab…
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From the makers of "states rights" comes... @ChuckTodd saying Kyrsten Sinema's vote against democracy (in the Senate and for all Americans) was a mild "disagreement over tactics, not over substance." What do @MSNBC's pro-civil rights advertisers think about this? 🤔
Just wow... seeing @ChuckTodd and @MitchellReports saying everything would be different if Dems just reached out to Republicans more...to overturn Republican voter suppression laws. These are political insiders? Completely naive. Not serious commentary. Silly stuff.
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.@GOPLeader here ya go… You seemed confused so I tried to help you out a bit. #Bipartisanship
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"The people who should be complaining right now are our overworked healthcare workers. But no, it's never them moaning or whingeing about the pandemic - it's the Bari Weisses & Bill Mahers & Tucker Carlsons of this world!" My #minirant tonight on @MSNBC:
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"At the very minimum if [Biden officials] can't force their pals the Saudis to end this barbaric & inhumane war against the Yemeni people, then at least stick to what they promised & end *our* involvement in it. Is that too much to ask?" Me on Yemen:
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Right now, Republicans are the single greatest threat to this democracy. And there is a really decent chance they will take back Congress this year. If that reality doesn’t get you off your ass to vote this year, then you don’t deserve this democracy.
Newt Gingrich said this morning that people serving on the J6 Committee are going to go to jail if Republicans take over Congress after the next election.
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Israel military police to close "investigation" into death of Palestinian American Omar Assad w/o charges, despite soldiers admitting they forcibly covered his mouth, cuffed him and left 78 yr-old out in the cold, looking "sleepy" and unresponsive, didn't bother to call a medic.
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I'm so proud to support @NidaAllam, a bold progressive champion that is #rootedincommunity. Nida is also the 1st Muslim to ever be elected in NC. Nida is fighting for policies that working families in North Carolina deserve. Join me in supporting her: secure.actblue.com/donate/ni…
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.@IlhanMN is a refugee, a naturalized American citizen, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, and a bold progressive champion. She has paved the way for so many women like me, and I’m incredibly grateful to receive her endorsement in my run for #NC06!
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Republicans are laughing all the way to Election Day. They have not had to cast one vote against any enormously popular policies. That’s got to change now.
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Imagine living in a million dollar house, in a neighborhood with a quarter million average income and not being able to afford a burrito because it’s $.50 more 🤦🏽‍♀️ Maybe talk to people actually struggling to feed or house themselves, instead of these bizarre manufactured crises.
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Conservative MP Nusrat Ghani says that when she asked why she had been sacked from Boris Johnson's government, she was told her Muslim faith had been "making colleagues uncomfortable."
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I was a member of AFSCME as a young mother. The union looked out for us, and was the reason we had good benefits and fair wages. I stand with AFSCME Locals 34 and 2822 who are organizing for the same things right now.
As a former union county and state employee, I am thankful to the constituents, neighbors and union members who share with me their hopes for contracts that feel meaningful and dignified. I am not at the negotiation table but am compelled to say that I hear you.
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They’re really gonna openly block voting rights, childcare, paid leave, climate action, immigration reform, affordable housing, and pre-K, and then turn right around and blame progressives, aren’t they?
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As we mark 49 years since Roe v. Wade, I'm centering the nearly 1 in 4 people in America who've had an abortion & the unapologetic storytellers who have helped to dispel the stigma around abortion care in the pursuit of reproductive freedom & justice🧵 nytimes.com/interactive/2021…
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#MBS' war against Yemen is approaching its 8th yr with no end in sight. Sure #Yemen is being destroyed. This war has defamed, deformed & debased the Al-Saud Kingdom & scholars of the Sultan. It is a textbook case of strategic suicide. CHANGE THE COURSE. huffpost.com/entry/saudi-str…
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PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE. Get #Yemen trending! It's a hell on earth right now. Innocent civilians are bombarded in cold blood, while the internet is down. I don't know what to say else. At least 300 people were killed or wounded over the past 24 hours. I am running out of words...
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