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20 Nov, 12 tweets, 6 min read
A thread of gratitude for those doing the heavy lifting in my district:
Starting with @navigatemn. Led by immigrants, they’re building power for gender, racial and economic justice.…
The work @JCA_MN is doing around antisemitism and housing justice is so critical. Especially moved by their deep canvass work - work that our party should emulate.…
African Career Education & Resource - @Africancareer - is a fantastic Black-led organization working to end disparities in education, employment, health, housing, and wealth that affect African immigrants in MN -…
Our allies over at @IX_Unidxs is an organization of, by, and for renters in Minneapolis. During this pandemic, their work to keep people in their homes and create affordable, democratic housing is more important than ever.…
NARAL @ProChoiceMN protects reproductive freedom through education, training, advocacy, and organizing. Critical work.…
I don’t have many farms in my district, but @LSPnow’s work to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland and promote sustainable agriculture affects us all. We need their work…
My sisters at @RISEsisterhood are doing incredibly important and unique work here in MN - building the power of Muslim women through storytelling, leadership development, and civic engagement.…
Over the course of Trump’s presidency, @CAIRMN has worked tirelessly to protect Minnesota Muslims’ civil rights. Their work is more important than it’s ever been.…
.@MIRACMN mobilizes the immigrant community and their allies in MN - and they’re entirely volunteer.…
Planned Parenthood’s mission to provide access to abortion has always been essential. You can find out more about @ppnorthcentral’s ongoing work at…
And @ILCM_MN, the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, provides immigration legal services, law-related education, and advocacy to immigrant communities in MN.…

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20 Nov
This administration has cozied up to the most brutal dictators in the world—damaging our alliances and image in the world.

Here are my thoughts on how deep the damage is and how Biden can repair it. (Thread)…
Trump began his presidency by backing out of the Iran nuclear deal, imposing crippling sanctions on the people of Iran, and further empowering the brutal regime there, and risking a nuclear conflict.
Iran now has 12 times more enriched uranium than would have been permitted under the agreement.
Read 12 tweets
20 Nov
There seems to be a continued effort to malign Black activists and the people who represent them, so here is a brief thread on what I saw happen this election.
First, polls consistently show that Black Lives Matter is more popular than ever. A majority of Americans support the movement by *28 points*, a stark increase from just earlier this year.…
Despite this, Trump explicitly used racism in an effort to win white suburban voters, repeatedly invoking loaded language like “thugs” and “riots.”…
Read 10 tweets
4 Nov
Yes, we are a cold state but we have the warmest of hearts.

Servicing MN-05 has been the honor of my life.

Thank you raising me and trusting me to be your champion in Congress.

It’s been a privilege to fight alongside you these past two years.
All this is just the beginning, we will continue fighting for unity and justice—every day.

To build a more connected society, we must use our resources to uplift one another so we collectively benefit.

That’s the type of leadership I will continue to bring to the Capitol.
But no one can do it alone, and so I call you to action: build community.
Read 7 tweets
30 Oct
We are live with the Squad along with @EWarren, @BernieSanders, @YaraShahidi, @Common and more!

Tune in below or watch on my Twitch. And don’t forget to vote:
“We’re turning out this vote to get to the starting line of the real work that is to come…That’s when the real work begins.” - @aoc
“I want you to think about your community, the person that you might’ve lost during this pandemic, the person that lost a job, the person that is waiting for us to pass a COVID relief package and so much more.” - @RashidaTlaib
Read 17 tweets
28 Oct
This president and his allies in statehouses and on the courts are doing everything in their power to keep your vote from counting.

At this point, if you can, you should *drop your ballot off rather than mail it.* Here's a thread on how to do that.
In Minnesota, you can drop your ballot anywhere you can vote in-person.

Some cities and towns have other locations, too. You can find those here:…
But what if you aren’t lucky enough to live in Minnesota 😉? Don’t worry. Got you covered. In Wisconsin, cities and towns set their own locations, but typically are at your municipal clerk's office.

You can find yours, and check your ballot status, at
Read 11 tweets
12 Aug
In Minnesota, we know that organized people will always beat organized money.

Tonight, our movement didn’t just win. We earned a mandate for change. Despite outside efforts to defeat us, we once again broke turnout records.

Despite the attacks, our support has only grown.
This election isn’t about me. It’s about an agenda rooted in people’s everyday struggles—and the corporations and rightwing donors who are threatened by it.
It’s about standing up to a President who promised to ban an entire group of people from this country based solely on their Muslim identity, calls our countries of origin ‘shithole countries,’ and threatened to send us back to where we came from.
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