Together, we successfully thwarted an attack that attempted to single out and smear Rep. Ilhan Omar—and made sure House leadership condemns all forms of bigotry.
Here’s how we won and what we did in under 36 hours:
- We sent out a call alert to MPower Change members;
- Drafted a letter of support for Rep. Ilhan Omar signed by over 600+ organizational leaders, activists, and organizers;
- Delivered the letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in person;
- Held a press conference in front of the U.S. capitol in Washington, D.C.
A broad coalition of Jewish, Muslim and progressive grassroots organizations welcome the revised resolution introduced by House Democratic leadership that condemns all forms of bigotry. The language of the resolution was originally intended to rebuke Representative Ilhan Omar and essentially shut down efforts to advocate for Palestinian human rights. But following immense pressure from coalition partners the language was broadened and no longer singled out Rep. Omar for her valid criticism. Coalition partners generated a flood of phone calls, emails, held a press conference and delivered a letter calling on the Democratic leadership to condemn real bigotry and drop the politically-motivated and bad-faith attacks on Rep. Omar.