August 15, 2018

350 Action on Primary Victory for “Fossil-Free” Candidate Ilhan Omar (MN-5)

Washington, DC — In response to the primary victory of U.S. Congressional candidate Ilhan Omar (MN-5), 350 Action Director Executive Director May Boeve gave the the following statement:


“Ilhan Omar’s victory joins a wave of primary wins for climate progressives. Her campaign is lifting up climate action and challenging Big Oil billionaires as part of a broad platform for justice. Minnesotans deserve a representative in Congress who’s willing to fight against dangerous fossil fuel projects like Line 3 and support the transition to a 100% renewable energy economy that puts millions of Americans to work.”


350 Action is empowering voters across the country to make a direct impact in the most important climate races in the nation. In addition to Omar, 350 Action has endorsed U.S. congressional candidates Deb Haaland (NM-1), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Jess King (PA-11), Katie Wilson (NY-21), Dana Balter (NY-24), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León (D-CA), and gubernatorial candidates Cynthia Nixon (D-NY), Ben Jealous (D-MD), Andrew Gillum (D-FL), and Bob Massie (D-MA).




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