Ilhan Omar

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Silence Will Not Protect Us: Immigrants Speak Boldly Despite Threats of Violence [Op-Ed]

Project South’s Azadeh Shahshahani on how the state and White supremacists have united to target immigrant activists—and why it won’t work.

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It's Time for Twitter to Ban Trump [Op-Ed]

Communications strategist Collette Watson on how the 45th president uses Twitter to set the media agenda and shape a public conversation that stokes nativism, xenophobia and demagoguery.

Ilhan Omar. Black woman wearing a gold turban and gold top standing in front of a cluster of mics.

Rep. Ilhan Omar Claps Back at Alabama GOP

Omar to the Republicans seeking to have her removed from office: “If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate?”

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Israel Says Rep. Tlaib Can Visit If She Doesn't Protest, She Declines

“I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in—fighting against racism, oppression and injustice.”

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With Big Push From Trump, Israel Denies Entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

The Democratic members of Congress were reportedly looking to visit with Palestinian people to learn more about their lives under Israel’s harsh policies.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds to 'Appalling' Question About Her Values

Omar: “I would like everyone to know that if you want us to speak as politicians, American politicians, then you treat us as such.”

Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib at press conference.

ICYMI: The Squad Calls Out Trump's Racism, Moves Convo Forward

Representative Ayanna Pressley: “I will always refer to him as ‘the occupant,’ as he is only occupying space. He does not embody the grace, the empathy, the compassion, the integrity that that office requires and that the American people deserve.”

The Squad. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass), Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.),

House Reps of Color Respond After Trump Tells Them to 'Go Back'

Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib: “We’re not going anywhere.” 

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House Dems Pen Resolution Rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar's Criticism of Pro-Israel Lobbies

Activists and supporters say the congressperson is being unfairly targeted for being a Black Muslim woman.

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A Shimmer of Political Hope From Today's Newly Sworn-In Congress

The 116th Congress includes many historic firsts and progressive women.

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The Women of Color Who Made History on Election Night

So many progressive women taking office!

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Cabbie Threatens to Remove Somali-American Congress Member's Hijab

Ilhan Omar: “I am still shaken by this incident and can’t wrap my head around how bold being are becoming in displaying their hate towards Muslims.”