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Rep. Ilhan Omar @Ilhan Minneapolis, MN and Washington, DC

Representing Minnesota's 5th District in the People's House. @USProgressives Whip and Midwest Regional Whip.

401 Following   1,054,921 Followers   2,847 Tweets

Joined Twitter 1/7/19


A long overdue victory! https://t.co/d4IAbDXkvO
12/5
2020
The House just voted to federally decriminalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent federal marijuana convictions. D… https://t.co/t4ksC4XLKQYes! Last year, the House passed legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour to ensure people aren’t econom… https://t.co/vBBRGmN7Rl
12/4
2020
Our communities are enduring unprecedented challenges from this pandemic. We can’t continue to implement half-heart… https://t.co/B5uE3wnkDyNo one should be housing insecure, especially in the middle of a pandemic. Minnesotans: If you’re behind on rent… https://t.co/2M08DK9cmUYou can read more about my bill with Senator Sanders here: https://t.co/e058qr59bnIt’s shameful that billionaires profit off the suffering of working families as the pandemic ravages the economy an… https://t.co/1t7k5hKFZa
12/3
2020
Thank you to our frontline and essential workers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. You embody the… https://t.co/2rYNSizTDXWe need bold, transformative policies to match the scale of the climate crisis. https://t.co/PjzExIhYJ4Across the country, over half a million people experience homelessness on a given night. In the richest country i… https://t.co/FVSBjIGrNH
12/2
2020
The coronavirus pandemic has touched so many of us directly and many more have experienced the economic pain of lay… https://t.co/jaWZrnAOiMIt’s been 200 days since the House passed the HEROES Act to expand unemployment benefits and provide much-needed CO… https://t.co/Z0jJalrIHwRent is due today. At the beginning of this crisis, I introduced the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act to perman… https://t.co/HzHX9aVGjT
12/1
2020
This week, the House will be voting on legislation to federally decriminalize marijuana and expunge records nationw… https://t.co/GzwRNBv44UStudent debt is the result of a broken system that tells students to get an education and go to college in order to… https://t.co/LiiM5cbmoTIt’s never been easier to get a COVID test in Minnesota. Especially after the holiday, we need your help to slow th… https://t.co/W5c3NMnka7
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11/30
2020
Wishing everyone in Minnesota and across the country a Happy Thanksgiving.
11/26
2020
As I wrote to the Army Corps last year, this pipeline would nearly double the volume of tar sands crude oil coming… https://t.co/uxLMLsPoO1Minnesotans, please do your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Download the anonymous new app to help slow t… https://t.co/idAhg9Bdl0Today marks 6 months since George Floyd murdered in my district. But our movement for an America that lives up to… https://t.co/SSa4woDujH
11/25
2020
U.S. corporations are some of the leading exporters of tear gas. Whether in Nigeria, Hong Kong or Egypt, the U.S. s… https://t.co/z8LusGPu8X
11/24
2020
This is an American tragedy. There are millions across our country literally starving and the outgoing president w… https://t.co/y4Gyb9d4foA single F-35 costs over $100 million. For that kind of money, we could feed 40 million kids. I've introduced leg… https://t.co/4wVU9zRWOLAmerica will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is. I'… https://t.co/kvOt4PcbTf
Retweeted by Rep. Ilhan OmarMinnesotans, this year has been tough. And it’s okay to ask for help if you’re not okay. Text "MN" to 741741 to rea… https://t.co/M95FnVYqWE
11/23
2020
We have an opportunity to reorient our foreign policy away from shortsighted military alliances and toward justice.… https://t.co/u3DXaOsmMF
11/20
2020
"We need to get support to the most vulnerable Americans immediately, especially the Black and Brown communities in… https://t.co/g5pV6cuYCj
Retweeted by Rep. Ilhan OmarTODAY join our live discussion of housing and #homelessness post-election. We are lucky to be joined by… https://t.co/kv7esgjYJU
Retweeted by Rep. Ilhan OmarWe need to send every American a check until this crisis is over.Minnesota: Please listen to our governor. Our hospitals are at capacity. These steps will save lives. I do not want… https://t.co/u6THhCiLCi
11/19
2020
SCOOP: Rep. @IlhanMN will introduce three joint resolutions this week to stop arms sales to the UAE. https://t.co/OdgngmhACY
Retweeted by Rep. Ilhan OmarAmidst a deadly pandemic, we should be investing in our own communities here at home, not selling weapons to help d… https://t.co/HU5eGXMvUrGreat news! Now it’s time for Congress to formally recognize racism as a public health crisis. Cc: @RepPressleyhttps://t.co/4Mu8iDRz2YIn January we have the opportunity to bring meaningful change to the American people. That starts with implementi… https://t.co/HZKiryli0J
11/18
2020
This week, @SecPompeo is visiting an Israeli settlement in the Occupied West Bank. I led 40 of my colleagues deman… https://t.co/MWPcjWgRFk
Retweeted by Rep. Ilhan OmarOnline hate speech must be taken seriously. I sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg condemning Facebook’s role in the… https://t.co/jaPGjO0t8rCancel it. https://t.co/2KvEAPceXZ
11/17
2020
Heartbreaking. We need to look out for one another and take this virus seriously. https://t.co/AJ2alwwZwTCan't wait! https://t.co/56Ib0w9mdG
11/16
2020
Our spending priorities should reflect our values. It is not moral that we continue to spend more money on a Pent… https://t.co/9nuSFMt9QU
11/15
2020
Happy Diwali to all those celebrating! May this time be a reminder that light always wins over darkness.
11/14
2020
@WeBuildProgress "I've always said that as Americans, we are not suffering from scarcity, we're suffering from gree… https://t.co/XkwNm6HZcT
Retweeted by Rep. Ilhan OmarIt is more important than ever to implement bold, community-centered policies to meet the scale of the challenges w… https://t.co/LUXxeCxX6s
11/13
2020
Mail-order COVID-19 tests are now available to all Minnesotans. You can learn more here: https://t.co/wPjnxFIN36These aren’t just numbers, they are lives. My heart breaks for all those who have lost a loved one during this pa… https://t.co/cYl5UfudYG
11/12
2020
On #VeteransDay, I want to extend a sincere thank you to each of our veterans who went above and beyond to serve ou… https://t.co/Xpujfo1vbaWe’re live! I’m joined with Mayor Carter and Mayor Tubbs to talk about economic justice and moving toward a guarant… https://t.co/AVeg2IPsvx
11/11
2020
At 6pm CT, I will be joined with Mayor Carter and Mayor Tubbs to discuss guaranteed income. Tune in and share you… https://t.co/XZ5sK7ayN6Judith Meisel survived the Holocaust as a teenager and lived to 91. It feels profoundly sad when we lose the wisd… https://t.co/YfDzJJmGxjNearly 700 children will live with unspeakable trauma from the Trump Administration’s cruel separation policy. W… https://t.co/l9rlRoSMuxIt’s critical we stop all deportations to Cameroon. Forcing people to return to a war zone is inhumane and will p… https://t.co/sdoj7nMcxTToday we announced a significant expansion of COVID-19 testing in Minnesota. As we see new highs in nearly all the… https://t.co/oj3v0hKGMp
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11/10
2020
Yes. This hateful policy will go in the dustbin of history where it belongs. https://t.co/CFNYCgNt0W
11/9
2020
As COVID cases rise in our state, we must continue to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 😷Wear a mask… https://t.co/sSAqGY1omF
11/8
2020
Thank you again for entrusting me to be your champion in Congress. This is just the beginning. I can’t wait to ke… https://t.co/Aece8VKkh2
11/6
2020
COVID cases are surging across the country and in Minnesota. Now isn’t the time to stop taking precautions. O… https://t.co/R5hgmeVjHZCount every vote. Our democracy depends on it.
11/5
2020
For far too long, members of our community have felt unheard and counted out. The beautiful thing about our democ… https://t.co/4tcNlLspIYIf you’re not sure if you’re registered, you CAN still vote! Minnesota has same-day registration. Just head to your… https://t.co/OdWfhRZu8v
Retweeted by Rep. Ilhan OmarToday is the day to make our voices heard. If you face any kind of voter intimidation or need assistance, you can… https://t.co/cJDtXbCqGa
11/3
2020
It’s important for us to fuel the system with lots of political firsts, so we can have people who are direct repres… https://t.co/n5Qg1MeuHa
11/1
2020
If you have an absentee ballot at home, you can drop it off at one of these locations! https://t.co/qbBKFPkXhY
10/30
2020
We’re 5 days away from Election Day. Let’s make our voices heard! Minnesotans: If you haven’t voted yet, retu… https://t.co/P5DrX4JevITrump’s family separation policy will forever be a dark stain on our history. In Congress, I will do everything I… https://t.co/wPcNernxvWAs COVID-19 cases surge in our communities, now is not the time to let our guard down. Wear a mask and stay dista… https://t.co/ryOJuZ9NLZIt’s way past time we reform our broken immigration system. That starts with providing a pathway to citizenship.… https://t.co/CBv3hGmuQF
10/29
2020
We’re live! I’m joined with Senator @maziehirono to discuss what’s happening in the immigration realm and ways to b… https://t.co/JEzWOpT7BiOur vote isn’t just one for ourselves, but for our democracy.   If you haven’t voted yet, make a plan today!   For… https://t.co/JJbAG3oRztTwo years ago, the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history took the lives of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life… https://t.co/ANWI5cPqmUPolitics is personal. Thankful to share the @TeenVogue cover with my daughter, @israhirsi. https://t.co/12gpoCj7po
10/27
2020
- A report to quantify fossil fuel subsidies - A study on universal basic income benefits - Research on the dangers… https://t.co/mEOAuwTbdQ- A ban of lobbying on behalf of human rights abusers - An amendment to provide more oversight to military contrac… https://t.co/7eSOeKAlMgProud of my team’s work passing over 2 dozen bills and amendments (more than 94% of the freshman class!) including:… https://t.co/wYD0kbp9to
10/26
2020
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10/25
2020
I’m calling on @SecPompeo to withdraw the US from the G20 summit in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government stands in… https://t.co/veg12Fmcgr
10/24
2020
Trump oversaw massive human rights abuses from child separation, forced hysterectomies of women, and unconscionable… https://t.co/JYAivyz6AALast month, Gaza experienced an 84% increase in COVID-19 cases. You know what would help Palestine & Israel? If… https://t.co/crU7qmVkdK
Retweeted by Rep. Ilhan OmarThe pandemic has laid bare the deep disparities inherent to our current free-market housing system. We must come… https://t.co/2u4LX3j63T
10/23
2020
Yesterday, I visited the nation’s first permanent memorial to survivors of sexual violence in Minneapolis.   This m… https://t.co/05m9GVHruQWhat does the America we deserve look like? It means a country where people have a living wage, have access to a… https://t.co/tUAkK3ACE7
10/22
2020
Next year, we can either: 1. Buy 1 aircraft carrier or 2. Provide every K-12 student 3 free meals a d… https://t.co/L1AJLGqjOo
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10/21
2020
I, like so many Americans, lost a loved one to COVID-19. My father passed away 4 months ago and I miss him every… https://t.co/kCdhamHEBI
10/20
2020
Long lines to vote shouldn’t be normalized in America. Our democratic process should be easily accessible for all. @ChadHartmanShow So sorry for your loss, ChadFor the people in the back: tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation, and corporate bailouts don’t trickle down to the working class.
10/18
2020
Given the OAS’s role in the human rights crisis in Bolivia, they too must be transparent and fair in any conclusions.I am deeply disturbed by reports that the Añez Administration has arrested election observers and attacked diplomat… https://t.co/7VvoMDdxFUHealthcare shouldn’t be tied to employment. It should be a guaranteed human right.Our city understands that housing is fundamental to give people a real shot at the American dream. Now, let’s wo… https://t.co/atyMFcYStk
10/17
2020
Hunger is not a choice.   No child chooses to skip a meal.   Child hunger exists because our political system allow… https://t.co/d231n0Tcpz8 million people have fallen into poverty because federal aid dried up. For months, Mitch McConnell and Senate Re… https://t.co/CePVBn3wKqPS this photo was taken from my town hall last February!As we figure out this new normal, I want to keep you informed on my ongoing work for the 5th District. Next Tuesd… https://t.co/p8SGbMJELT
10/16
2020
Police brutality is a global problem. I stand in solidarity with the protesters in Nigeria’s #EndSARS campaign. T… https://t.co/tT8APkHRHJClimate change isn’t a “contentious” issue. It’s a scientific fact.Make no mistake: This president doesn’t want to help those struggling. The House passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus… https://t.co/MQJYJ6Fv5Y
10/15
2020
Thank you @repmarkpocan for your leadership and relentless advocacy for progressive priorities! I look forward to… https://t.co/qTd7q6LnWvToday would have been George Floyd’s 47th birthday. He should be celebrating with friends and family. Instead, he w… https://t.co/4HJ5wIXjMBThe latest SCOTUS decision to cut off the Census count early will have far-reaching consequences for the next decad… https://t.co/CGIBvcH6Lh7 months in, this President still has no plan to address this crisis at the scale needed, including testing and tra… https://t.co/LJ1NxqefW8
10/14
2020

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