What do I mean when I say “It’s time for Ilhan”?
Let me start by telling you what I don’t mean: It is not about the number of years the incumbent has served in the Minnesota legislature, nor is it about age.
For me, it is about the kind of leadership and experience I believe we need at this moment in time, in our district, and as a voice in our state legislature. In these areas, Ilhan Omar offers distinctly different gifts to address the urgent challenges we face as a community:
- Ilhan offers cross-cultural fluency and a proven ability to build bridges between people in a district that has changed dramatically. She has brought together students and other young people, new Americans, people of color, and, yes, more “traditional” voters like me (Euro-American, middle class, and getting on in years) around a vision of who we can be if we come together as a community.
- Ilhan offers leadership that is based on authentic on-the-ground engagement with people. She believes that Senate District 60B is rich in people who have great skills, life experience, and knowledge that need to be tapped and mobilized to address the challenges we face. You will rarely find a better and more responsive listener or someone more committed to drawing on the wisdom of others.
- Ilhan understands “the urgency of now” and will be a passionate and informed voice in partnership with all of us.
It's time for Ilhan! I hope you'll join me in supporting her for State Representative in 60B by casting a vote for her in the primary on August 9 and contributing what you can to keep her campaign moving forward.
P.S. You can learn more about Ilhan TODAY (6/5) at the District 60B Candidate Town Hall at the Brian Coyle Center from 5pm-7pm!
The 2016 primary election is August 9. If you live in District 60-B, click here to register for an absentee ballot now.
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
OutFront Minnesota Action
African American DFL Caucus
DFL Feminist Caucus
Minnesota Young DFL
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 Joelle Stangler & President Elect Abeer Syedah
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
Jordan Anderson, Kyra Brown, Audrey Callahan, Carter Christensen , William Dane, Alaina Friedrich, Ann Gilbert, Deneen Hanzlik, Bob Hulteen, Amber Jones, Nicholas Kor, Brooke Magid-Hart, Lulete Mola, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Charlie Parker, Jordan Parshall, Felicia Philibert, Cordelia Pierson, Matthew Ogbeifun, Pete Rode, Anne Hibbard, Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Amy Shellabarger, Eva Shellabarger, Michael Stoesz, Kyle Smestad, Lecia Stock, Jason Sole
Paid for by Neighbors for Ilhan
Liz Loeb, Treasurer
P.O. Box 13415
Minneapolis, MN 55414