Ilhan Omar

One of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress who lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years before coming to the U.S.

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IlhanOmar

38, Minnesota — 5, D

Who are they?

One of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress who lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years before coming to the U.S.

Pre-Congress?

Ilhan worked as a child nutrition outreach coordinator before being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

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  • Higher Education/Student Debt
  • Immigration Reform and Protection
  • Universal Healthcare/Medicare for All

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