Ilhan Omar

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
US Representative
Political Affiliation:


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Position based upon candidate record or extensive research

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should abortions be banned after 20 weeks, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain? N Note: “All women deserve the right to accessible and affordable reproductive healthcare, and access to a safe, affordable abortion.”
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2. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood? N Note: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
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3. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of gender reassignment surgeries? N Note: “Ensure that care specific to the LGBTQIA+ community, such as gender-confirmation surgery, is covered by health insurance plans.”
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4. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs? N Note: Endorsed by Education Minnesota.
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5. Should people have their religious liberties protected if they refuse to celebrate a same sex wedding? N Note: “Fight against any efforts to undermine LGBTQIA+ rights in the name of religious liberty.”
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6. Do you support criminal justice reforms aimed at reducing recidivism such as the First Step Act? Y Note: “Ensure that those being released from incarceration are fully supported in their transition back to society.”
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7. Do you support increasing security at America's borders? N Note: “There is no need to fund an expensive wall that only stands for hate and bigotry.”
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8. Do you support granting asylum to those who have suffered political, ethnic, or religious persecution? Y Note: Endorsed Democratic candidate. 2016 Democratic Party Platform.
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9. Do you support a path to legal residency for immigrants who were brought to this country illegally as minors but have lived law-abiding and productive lives as adults? Y Note: “I’m also fighting for a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, TPS holders, and DED recipients.”
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