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
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"Sorry" isn't enough. Thousands have been killed in covert, unaccountable drone strikes over the past two decades. We should be demanding accountability for anyone involved in this and a full inquiry into this and the entire drone program.
"It was a mistake ... I offer my sincere apology" -- Gen. Kenneth McKenzie confirms that a drone strike last month in Afghanistan killed "as many as 10 civilians, including up to 7 children" and didn't actually hit an ISIS-K target
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UNREAL! A teacher in NJ said to a Muslim student who asked if he could finish his math homework at home: 'We don't negotiate with terrorists.' The teacher said it in front of other students. This teacher MUST be fired!!! abc7.com/society/nj-teacher-…
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Abdirizak Bihi has spent his career working for the people of Minneapolis. We desperately need a progressive majority on this City Council, and electing him is part of how we’ll make that happen. He is the advocate Ward 6 needs, and I am proud to endorse him for City Council.
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Thank you for joining us Rep.@SydneyJordanMN, it’s always fun to return to my alma mater @MPS_Edison and engage our constituents on the work happening in Washington. I believe town halls are essential to our work as representatives of the people 🙌🏽
Great town hall by @Ilhan right here at @MPS_Edison! She’s talking to us about stopping Line 3, providing universal school meals, and her work fighting for human rights! Thank you for your service to all us in the 5th!
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Rep. @Ilhan Omar on passing the reconciliation bill: "For a long time a lot of us have asked the [Biden] administration to come out and push the Democratic senators to take this stance."
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The apartheid regime’s labeling of award-winning human rights groups as terrorist organizations—just because they speak truths about Israel’s violence & its human impact—is grossly antidemocratic and dangerous. The U.S. must end funding for human rights abuses. Enough.
1/ Israel’s expansion of the so-called “terrorist” designation is racist propaganda based on unfounded accusations. It's another escalation of Israeli efforts to isolate Palestinians organizations doing critical work to expose Israel’s constant violations of Palestinian rights.
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Alhamdullilah, Terry Turner has been arrested in the murder of Adil Dghoughi. Hopefully his family receives justice. kvue.com/article/news/crime/…
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This Sunday, @Yes4Minneapolis is hosting an early vote rally and caravan to the polls. Come to the rally at @SEIU26 at 2pm! More details/sign up info: mobilize.us/yes4minneapolis/…
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"The women of Afghanistan are a source of pride for the country. And we had to fight for whatever we have today. When you gain something, you don’t give it up." Naheed had to flee from her home in Herat as the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021. unwo.men/i1sY50GvGR2
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We've been hearing from our constituents for months how important these programs are. That's why we've been fighting so hard for them. That's what elected officials are supposed to do.
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I stand with @amnesty in condemning the decision to designate Palestinian civil society organizations as “terrorist groups.” My full statement: bit.ly/2ZbAK2e
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So I have a piece out with new revelations on why the Iran talks are stalling. It’s controversial because it shows that the picture painted thus far- the hold-up is cuz Iran is uninterested or feels immune to US sanctions-is incomplete, to say the least >> responsiblestatecraft.org/20…
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LEAKED VIDEO: Ooops! Billionaire Grayson von Trapp caught scheming against Democratic billionaires tax (to fund health care, climate). 🚨 Plots to buy off Sinema. 🚨 Video obtained by @BoldProgressive & @4TaxFairness Watch. Then take action: BillionairesTax.org
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(1/7) To be clear, neither I nor my colleagues on the council ever told MPD not to do their job. The officer expresses a fear shared among officers about public scrutiny over police/community interactions. He blames the Council for conscious inaction...🧵 minnesotareformer.com/2021/1…
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Labelling effective NGOs “terrorists” is a textbook way to evade accountability for human rights violations—and an affront to everyone who cares about peace. There must be immediate consequences from the US and the international community for this brazen act.
Israel should rescind their blanket decision to label Palestinian civil rights organizations as terrorist groups. Many of these organizations are working to bring peace in the region and are vocal critics Hamas & the PA. jpost.com/breaking-news/isra…
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Apparently I’m not the only person who has… questions about the Strib’s coverage of Minneapolis politics and governance.
Good morning, Minneapolis. This is for you.
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Feels like there are a zillion scandals a month Republicans get in that would result in my expulsion or sanction if I ever did the same I know it’s a tired thing to say, but over time it’s a bummer to experience how systematically an institution treats different people
On the House floor, Liz Cheney entered this into the record calling out Jim Banks for sending letters to government agencies claiming he is the ranking member of the 1/6 committee even though he is not on the committee.
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