Ilhan will build collaborative solutions

Dear friend,

We are lucky to live in one of the most diverse and vibrant communities in the entire state. My family moved to Marcy-Holmes nine years ago because we wanted to live in a neighborhood that is home to all different types of people with all different types of backgrounds.

For several election cycles, I have felt our state government does not accurately reflect or serve the diverse community we call home. When voices are missing from the table, the priorities and needs of underrepresented communities are often forgotten.

The primary is Tuesday, August 9. Click here to vote early for Ilhan!

Ilhan Omar has a depth of policy knowledge that will allow her to represent this district well. As a Senior Policy Aide at City Hall, she was an early advocate of  paid sick leave, when it was introduced. She is known as a bridge builder for progressive issues. She has a talent for bringing people together and getting things done:

At the Department of Education, she worked with both urban and rural school districts to implement after school meal programs throughout the state.
Businesses in Minneapolis are allowed to stay open late during Ramadan because of legislation Ilhan championed.

Ilhan has the cultural fluency to listen to the diverse needs of our community and develop collaborative solutions to problems that impact families in our district.

On August 9, I’m investing in the future of this district by voting for a candidate who will devote herself to making our community more prosperous and equitable for everyone. That candidate is Ilhan Omar. She will make sure all perspectives are heard. Will you join me?

Forward together,

Carol Vantine
Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood



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

TakeAction Minnesota

OutFront Minnesota Action

AFSCME Local 8

African American DFL Caucus

DFL Feminist Caucus


Somali-American DFL Caucus

Stonewall DFL

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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