The first week of July is a big one for our community.
July 1st was Somali Independence Day, when my family and many of our neighbors celebrated the formation of the Somali Republic in 1960. Yesterday, Americans across the country gathered to honor the 240th birthday of the United States. Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, also begins this week. And don't forget that early voting continues as well!
This busy time is a reminder of how far we have come, and how far we have to go.
In America, we are fortunate that everyone has the opportunity to make our world a better place. By taking part in our democracy and voting, you can create positive change.
Let's celebrate that opportunity this week!
Ilhan is endorsed by:
Senator Scott Dibble
Senator Patricia Torres Ray
Minneapolis City Council Members Lisa Bender, Alondra Cano, Andrew Johnson
Former Mayor & DNC Vice Chair R.T. Rybak
Minnesota Nurses Association
OutFront Minnesota Action
AFSCME Local 8
African American DFL Caucus
DFL Feminist Caucus
Minnesota Young DFL
Somali-American DFL Caucus
Minneapolis School Board Members Carla Bates, Kim Ellison, Josh Reimnitz
Former Chair, Minneapolis School Board Richard Mammen
Former Minneapolis School Board Member Jill Davis
Minnesota Student Association President Joelle Stangler & President Elect Abeer Syedah
Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Brad Bourn
Minneapolis Board of Taxation and Estimation Board Member Carol Becker
Minneapolis NAACP President & St. Thomas Professor Nekima Levy Pounds
St. Louis Park Council Member Anne Mavity
St. Paul Public School Board Members Zuki Ellis, Steve Marchese
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