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Ilhan Omar
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Ilhan Omar on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • All women deserve affordable reproductive healthcare. (Nov 2018)
  • Oppose exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure. (Apr 2017)
Ilhan Omar on Budget & Economy
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  • Congress should be embarrassed by small COVID relief. (Dec 2020)
  • PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Civil Rights
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  • Gay marriage bans threaten freedom and civil liberties. (Jul 2021)
  • Fight for the liberation of our LGBTQ community. (Jun 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Ilhan Omar on Crime
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  • Lurking and spitting ordinances allowed police harassment. (Jul 2021)
  • The slogan "Defund the Police" is a policy demand. (Dec 2020)
  • Decrease penalties for protesters, sex offenders, and others. (Nov 2018)
  • Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit. (May 2018)
  • Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty. (Jul 2019)
  • Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Drugs
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  • Supports cannabis legalization. (Sep 2018)
  • PVS:Support recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Ilhan Omar on Education
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  • My family always deeply prized education. (Jul 2021)
  • Help parents get an education with support for childcare. (Jul 2021)
  • PVS:Federal education standards in all states. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for suing against school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Ilhan Omar on Energy & Oil
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  • PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Ilhan Omar on Environment
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Ilhan Omar on Families & Children
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  • Expand grants for childcare for student parents. (Sep 2018)
  • Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women. (Jan 2020)
Ilhan Omar on Foreign Policy
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  • Toxic misperception that as a Muslim she hates Jews & Israel. (Jul 2021)
  • Supports two state solution for Israel & Palestine. (Jul 2021)
  • Supports boycott/divest/sanction movement against Israel. (Sep 2019)
  • Anti-Semitism is real; grateful for education on history. (Feb 2019)
  • Almost chuckles at notion that Israel is a democracy. (Jan 2019)
  • Regrets tweeting "Israel has hypnotized the world". (Jan 2019)
  • Anti-Israel tropes sparked House Resolution & apology. (Nov 2018)
  • PVS:Don't use military to prevent nuclear proliferation. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Ilhan Omar on Free Trade
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  • Oppose USMCA until more environmental & job protections. (Dec 2019)
Ilhan Omar on Government Reform
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  • The first, most important step is to get people to vote. (Jul 2021)
  • 2012: Campaigned against state voter ID law. (Jul 2021)
  • Removing Trump is a matter of preserving our Republic. (Jan 2021)
  • Our democracy isn't perfect, but has tools to make it better. (Jul 2019)
  • I have consistently delivered transparency in public office. (Sep 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Restrict presidential powers and require tax returns. (Dec 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Gun Control
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  • Proud to participate in action preventing gun violence. (Nov 2018)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Health Care
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Ilhan Omar on Homeland Security
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  • 9-11 caused Americans to see Muslims seen as dangerous. (Jul 2021)
  • PVS:Cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored "Combating International Islamophobia Act". (Dec 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Immigration
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  • Presidential approval carries weight in attacking immigrants. (Jul 2021)
  • Seeking asylum is a right; policy should be humane and just. (Sep 2019)
  • Treat migrants with compassion, not as criminals. (Nov 2018)
  • Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID. (Mar 2017)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Jobs
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  • Fight for federal $15 minimum wage. (Sep 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Principles & Values
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  • Advance images of America didn't include NYC garbage. (Jul 2021)
  • Helped found "Unity in Diversity" group in high school. (Jul 2021)
  • Constantly being underestimated has been helpful to me. (Jul 2021)
  • Margaret Thatcher is my greatest hero, but not her politics. (Jul 2021)
  • We have to all work for the America we want and deserve. (Jul 2021)
  • A healthy religious practice is for you and you alone. (Jul 2021)
  • Got House rules changed to allow religious headgear. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't tolerate anti-Semitism even from members of Congress. (Feb 2019)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Social Security
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Ilhan Omar on Tax Reform
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  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Ilhan Omar on Technology
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  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Ilhan Omar on War & Peace
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  • PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Asked State Dept to oppose Israeli annexation of West Bank. (Jun 2019)
  • Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq. (May 2021)
Ilhan Omar on Welfare & Poverty
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  • End destabilizing wars which hurt U.S. image worldwide. (Nov 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
All women deserve affordable reproductive healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 1
Oppose exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Helped found "Unity in Diversity" group in high school: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for suing against school race discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored "Combating International Islamophobia Act": Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Gay marriage bans threaten freedom and civil liberties: Strongly Favors topic 3
Fight for the liberation of our LGBTQ community: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
9-11 caused Americans to see Muslims seen as dangerous: Opposes topic 4
A healthy religious practice is for you and you alone: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
My family always deeply prized education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Help parents get an education with support for childcare: Opposes topic 7
PVS:Federal education standards in all states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Lurking and spitting ordinances allowed police harassment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
The slogan "Defund the Police" is a policy demand: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Decrease penalties for protesters, sex offenders, and others: Strongly Favors topic 9
Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Proud to participate in action preventing gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Presidential approval carries weight in attacking immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Seeking asylum is a right; policy should be humane and just: Strongly Favors topic 12
Treat migrants with compassion, not as criminals: Strongly Favors topic 12
Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID: Favors topic 12
Opposes border wall, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Oppose USMCA until more environmental & job protections: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Advance images of America didn't include NYC garbage: Opposes topic 14
We have to all work for the America we want and deserve: Favors topic 14
Supports boycott/divest/sanction movement against Israel: Opposes topic 14
Anti-Israel tropes sparked House Resolution & apology: Opposes topic 14
PVS:Don't use military to prevent nuclear proliferation: Opposes topic 14
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Asked State Dept to oppose Israeli annexation of West Bank: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
The first, most important step is to get people to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
2012: Campaigned against state voter ID law: Strongly Favors topic 16
Our democracy isn't perfect, but has tools to make it better: Favors topic 16
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Toxic misperception that as a Muslim she hates Jews & Israel: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports two state solution for Israel & Palestine: Strongly Opposes topic 17
End destabilizing wars which hurt U.S. image worldwide: Strongly Opposes topic 17
PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast: Favors topic 17
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports cannabis legalization: Opposes topic 19
PVS:Support recreational marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Congress should be embarrassed by small COVID relief: Strongly Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

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