FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – St. Louis Park City Councilmember Anne Mavity announced today that she is endorsing Ilhan Omar for the DFL nomination for Minnesota House District 60B.
"I am grateful for the leaders that have paved the way, leveled the playing field, and made it possible for our next generation leadership to step forward,” said Councilmember Mavity. “And I am especially grateful that Ilhan Omar, a young, progressive, community leader, has offered an inspiring vision and connection to community to carry the torch for this next generation as Representative for District 60B. Our community is planning for our future and it is past time that our decision-makers reflect our many and varied residents. Ilhan is a skilled problem-solver, who understands policymaking, and is a much needed community voice. Please support Ilhan Omar for District 60B Representative.”
Ilhan Omar responded, “I’m honored and humbled to have received Council Member Mavity’s endorsement. Anne has dedicated her life to public service. She is a problem solver and collaborative leader. These are traits I admire and posses. We are both committed to social, racial and economic justice. And we fully support people being empowered to have a voice in their community.”
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.
To meet Ilhan and learn more about the issues she supports, please join her at one of these “Coffee with the Candidate” events. Stop by anytime:
● Wed., Feb. 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Crescent Moon, 1517 Como Ave SE
● Wed., Feb. 17, 7:00am - 8:30am - Dunn Brothers, 2650 University Ave W
● Wed., Feb. 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm - Espresso Expose, 600 Washington Ave SE
● Wed., Feb. 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm - Mapps Coffee and Tea, 1810 Riverside Ave
For more information, visit www.ilhanomar.com.