Ilhan Omar is our nation’s first Black Muslim congresswoman–and she’s being viciously targeted by Donald Trump and the Republican Party for discussing the impact of corporate money on our electoral system.
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Last week, Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy, who infamously accused Jewish Democrats of trying to “buy” the 2018 midterm elections, attacked two Muslim congresswomen for speaking out against the Israeli occupation of Palestine. In response, Representative Omar pointed out that McCarthy and other politicians receive money from pro-Israel groups, and that’s why he was targeting her–unintentionally evoking an anti-Semitic trope, for which she immediately apologized.
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The truth is that Kevin McCarthy and Republicans like him are trying to disqualify Ilhan Omar and other bold, progressive voices by creating media hysteria despite their party’s own long and present history of antisemitism, racism, and homophobia. We’re in a pivotal moment where elected officials and everyday Americans with shared values of justice and equity are using their powerful voices to say enough is enough–no more racism, no more corporate influences in politics, and no more Trump! We need to continue to support the elected officials that are risking their livelihoods to stand up for justice.
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We need to continue to support the elected officials that are risking their livelihoods to stand up for justice.
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