DFL Environmental Caucus Endorses Ilhan Omar for State Representative in District 60-B

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August 8, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Today, the DFL Environmental Caucus announced that they are endorsing Ilhan Omar for State Representative in District 60-B.

"The DFL Environmental Caucus is... proud to endorse Ilhan Omar, a dynamic and progressive leader in the community who has shown strong character and perseverance."

“I am honored to receive endorsement of the DFL Environmental Caucus,” said Ilhan. “I will be a champion for environmental justice at the Capitol. I will advocate for groundwater sustainability, reducing agricultural pollution and enforcing Minnesota's existing buffer laws to reduce farm runoff that pollutes our water. I also am the only candidate who support the shift of public subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear power into renewables.”

Click here to read more about Ilhan’s stand on environmental justice.

Ilhan is the only candidate in the race for State Representative in District 60-B who has been endorsed by SIX DFL caucuses: African American DFL Caucus, DFL Environmental Caucus, DFL Feminist Caucus, Minnesota Young DFL, Somali-American DFL Caucus, and Stonewall DFL.

Ilhan, a progressive DFL activist, educator and policy analyst, is the Director of Policy and Initiatives for the Women Organizing Women (WOW) Network, which works to engage and empower East African women to take civic leadership roles and see themselves as leaders within their communities. She lives in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis with her husband and three children.

For more information, visit www.ilhanomar.com

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