As Student Body Leaders at the University of Minnesota, we have spent a lot of time working with the Minnesota Legislature. We represent over 30,000 students, yet our current State Representative is rarely present on campus, in our meetings, or as a collaborative advocate for higher education at the State Capitol. Many students choose to disengage with the political process because they are not recognized or heard by our current leadership.
Ilhan Omar offers a chance for student issues to be prioritized at the State Capitol. She listens to our voices. She has personally shown up to support our efforts, consistently engages with us, and has actively worked to involve an overwhelming number of young people in her campaign.
In a world where it’s increasingly difficult to thrive with a college degree, or obtain one without the barriers of extreme debt, students need an advocate at the Capitol. Join Ilhan’s campaign today to make sure that college remains affordable and accessible for everyone.
Since 2008, funding for the University has declined by 26%, yet our recent State Budget surpluses have not gone towards supporting higher education. Ilhan knows that to build a strong economy and state, we need to invest in education.
You can learn more about her plans on August 1st at a Candidate Debate at the Humphrey School. Reserve your free tickets here!
Ilhan wants to build a world in which young people are empowered to take part in our democracy and stand up for what they believe in. If you want to live in that world too, please invest in her campaign today.
Abeer Syedah & Sam Marlow
University of Minnesota Student Body President and Vice President
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
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 Abeer Syedah & Vice President Sam Marlow
Former Minnesota Student Association President Joelle Stangler
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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