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Contact: Kenza Hadj-Moussa, 612-386-9556 NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Ilhan Omar’s Projected Primary Election Victory (St. Paul, MN)—Ilhan Omar is the projected winner in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District primary election, clearing the way for her re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. TakeAction Minnesota members endorsed Congresswoman Omar and spoke with thousands of voters
It’s going to be a long and unknown road to the November election. Make no mistake, we’re all in this together.
If there’s anything a worldwide pandemic highlights, it’s that we truly are tied together. We’re interconnected & interdependent. Across the spectrum, so many of us are striving for a politics that’s recognizes this, that reflects a deep care for humanity and is grounded in human solidarity.
On Sunday night, the Klobuchar campaign canceled a Twin Cities homecoming rally after an extended disruption by Black Lives Matter activists.
“I think there was a light shone on the lack of a strong connection she’s had with communities of color in our state. It’s been magnified in a big and public way,” said Kenza Hadj-Moussa, spokeswoman for TakeAction Minnesota, a grassroots organizing group that has endorsed Sanders. “That’s not to say candidates can’t grow in this analysis, and build or rebuild relationships.”
Hello and thank you for reading this! My name is Kenza and I’m the public affairs director at TakeAction Minnesota.
Tonight, TakeAction joined striking workers and thousands of Minnesotans at the Saint Paul River Centre to rally with Bernie Sanders and the movement behind him. Read our endorsement statement here.
(ST. PAUL, MINN)—On the evening before Minnesota’s Presidential Primary Election, TakeAction Minnesota’s executive director will join workers and elected officials on stage at the Bernie Sanders rally at the Saint Paul River Centre.
But Sanders has the backing of two progressive stars with national followings — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and Attorney General Keith Ellison — as well as some other office-holders on the left. TakeAction Minnesota, a powerful grassroots organization, is mobilizing supporters to turn out for Sanders.
“It will be close in Minnesota, but people who support Bernie are very clear about their support for him,” said Kenza Hadj-Moussa, the group’s director of public affairs.
You’ve probably heard a lot this year about Minnesota’s first ever Presidential Primary.
But all 134 Minnesota State Representatives, 67 Minnesota Senators, 8 U.S. Representatives, plus one of our U.S. Senators are up for election this year too. And we pick the nominees through caucuses and conventions.
Long before he launched a late-stage presidential bid with an ad blitz across Minnesota and other battleground states, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg put his vast fortune to work around the state. He funded pushes to legalize same-sex marriage in the state in 2013 and, more recently, helped fill DFL coffers in the 2018
Calculations are also likely to further adjust depending on who takes the Democratic nomination — a more centrist candidate like former Vice President Joe Biden, or one of the more progressive candidates such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren or Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Said Kenza Hadj-Moussa, communications director for progressive organizing group TakeAction Minnesota: “Politics are all about energy, and people are starting to see which campaigns are bringing that.”