FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – This week, Stonewall DFL and OutFront Minnesota Action endorsed Ilhan Omar for State Representative in District 60B.
Here's what Stonewall DFL Chair Del Jenkins had to say:
"We believe elections are about the future and that future includes Ilhan Omar. She is certainly prepared today to represent District 60B.
“She reflects Stonewall DFL's commitment to progressive candidates who are eager to build strong coalitions across diverse communities and promote diversity as a catalyst of change that makes a better tomorrow for our communities. Our caucus continues to support underrepresented communities through our endorsement process. We look forward to helping Ilhan on her way to the Capitol."
And Executive Director Monica Meyer on behalf of OutFront Action:
"OutFront Minnesota Action is excited to announce that Ilhan Omar is the candidate we have endorsed for State Representative in District 60B.
“Ilhan is a trailblazer. She is changing the landscape of politics by actively engaging people of all ages, races, cultures, religions, genders and sexual orientations. Her enthusiasm, energy and commitment to work with and organize community members to build their political power will positively impact the metro area and our entire state."
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