WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Ilhan Omar announced she is endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the White House.
“Bernie is leading a working-class movement to defeat Donald Trump that transcends generation, ethnicity, and geography,” said Omar. “That is why he is fighting to cancel all student debt. That is why he is fighting to make all school meals universal. That is why he is fighting for a humane immigration policy that treats immigrants as human beings and not criminals. And its why Bernie is fighting to end our forever wars and truly prioritize human rights in our foreign policy; no matter who violates them. And it’s why I believe Bernie Sanders is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in 2020.”
“Ilhan is a leader of strength and courage,” Sanders said. “She will not back down from a fight with billionaires and the world’s most powerful corporations to transform our country, so it works for all of us. I’m proud of what we’ve done in Congress, and together we will build a multiracial working-class coalition to win the White House.”
Omar and Sanders are co-leading several pieces of legislation in Congress. They proposed legislation to provide free breakfast, lunch, and dinner to every student in America, regardless of income. The pair also introduced a bill in June to cancel all student debt and make tuition and fees at all public four-year colleges and universities, as well as make community colleges, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs tuition- and fee-free for all.