U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar on her rise in notoriety, challenges and what she hopes to accomplish with her heightened platform.
Since the election of two Muslim women to the United States Congress in 2018, there has been a heightened sensitivity to criticisms of the policies of the Israeli government.
Hundreds of Rep. Ilhan Omar supporters faced off with President Trump supporters during a protest against the president’s Minnesota visit.
“The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman — and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it,” tweeted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on the evening of April 12. “The President is actively and willfully endangering […]
Rena Moran, first elected in 2011, was the only woman Minnesota legislator of color at the time. This year’s legislative session included several more women lawmakers of color who formed the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) caucus (pronounced “pah-see”). “It’s a group of legislators of color that now have my back,” declared Moran. She […]