My sister-in-service Ilhan Omar has been targeted time and again by the Republican Party.
In the latest example of their extreme vitriol, Kevin McCarthy made it a priority to unjustly remove Ilhan from the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House. Ilhan’s lived experience, perspective, and work in Congress is invaluable, and no amount of racism, gaslighting, or petty vengeance from Republicans will change that.
I have spent time in Minnesota’s 5th district. I have seen Ilhan pull her community through grief and loss.
I have seen her stand arm in arm on picket lines with our educators and our nurses. I have seen her pass historic legislation to feed our babies in our schools.
Ilhan has built coalitions, given constituents in crisis a sense of agency and centered the most marginalized in word and deed. No matter how embattled, no matter how racially profiled, no matter how targeted, she has pressed on for peace over militarization, for a world where an education is a fundamental right, and where gender equity is recognized.
I want to live in that world. Do you?
If you’re dedicated to building that future with Ilhan and I, will you make a split contribution of $3 right now to show Kevin McCarthy and the entire Republican Party that our movement is as strong as ever?
Thank you so much for your dedication and support.