Dear friend,

Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health recently announced the next steps in our state’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan. Our state has prioritized Minnesotans 65 and older as well as educators and childcare workers. Yesterday, teachers and childcare workers began receiving vaccines at the Xcel Energy Center. 15,000 doses will be administered through Monday. You can learn more about the roll out here.

Fighting for Recurring Survival Checks

A one-time payment of $2,000 is not enough. Yesterday, I led a letter with my colleagues urging the Biden-Harris Administration to include monthly recurring survival checks in their future economic relief plans. We must meet this moment and deliver transformative change. You can read my letter here.

Ensuring People Can Access Affordable Healthcare, Housing, and Nutrition

For far too long, millions have been denied the promises enshrined in our Constitution. This week, I introduced an amendment to ensure that all people have the opportunity to access affordable healthcare, housing, nutrition and education. This amendment will provide a future where all people have a real chance at the American dream. You can read my release here.

Announcements

Minneapolis Foundation Calls for Racial and Economic Justice Proposals

The Minneapolis Foundation has issued a call for proposals that advance structural and systems change through policy advocacy, organizing, and movement building. The foundation will prioritize applications from groups that are led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color and those engaged in efforts that are grounded in the needs of diverse Minneapolis communities. You can learn more here.

Coffee and Kulan: Cannabis Legalization

On February 16th at 5:30pm CT, I’ll be hosting a “Coffee and Kulan” discussion on cannabis legalization with Rep. Barbara Lee and State Rep. Ryan Winkler live on Facebook.com/RepIlhan. I can’t wait to talk with you about our efforts in Congress and in Minnesota to legalize cannabis and implement restorative justice practices. You can see the event details here.

In service,

Ilhan Omar

Member of Congress

Representing Minnesota’s 5th District in the People’s House.

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