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WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today released the following statement from Movement Politics Director Ryan Greenwood in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., winning her primary campaign for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.

“Rep. Omar ran a people-powered race and got a people-powered result. She put people who are on the margins of today’s economy at the center of her campaign, fighting for a Homes Guarantee, Medicare for All, and bold solutions for climate change. That’s how she beat back a corporate-friendly primary challenger from the right. The multiracial working class has no stronger champion than Ilhan Omar and we are delighted to see her on her way back to Congress.”

People’s Action’s grassroots membership fought hard to re-elect Omar, logging roughly 100,000 calls and texts in Minnesota. 

About People’s Action

People’s Action is a national network of 40 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. Our organization recently released a vision for a national Homes Guarantee that has already prompted major legislation from champions including U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. The Nation called our Iowa presidential forum the “most in-depth, people-powered forum” of the 2020 cycle.

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About People’s Action

People’s Action is a national network of 40 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. Our organization recently released a vision for a national Homes Guarantee that has already prompted major legislation from champions including U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. Prior to endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, we completed a national forum series that The Nation called “the most in-depth, people-powered forum” of the 2020 cycle.”

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