Rep. Ilhan Omar Launches #Fightingforthe5th to Highlight Constituent Stories

October 22, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released a new photo series called #Fightingforthe5th, which aims to highlight the everyday needs of constituents in the 5th district of Minnesota and what Rep. Omar’s office is doing to serve them. During her tenure, Rep. Omar’s office has completed 207cases and returned $411,635 to her constituents in the 5th District of Minnesota.

The series launched with a photo of Mindy from Minneapolis. “I had been in touch with local and federal offices trying to figure out why my Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim was taking so long to process before I reached out for help,” Mindy said. “My claim was processing for 2 years before I contacted Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s office for assistance. My case was completed within a month of that contact and I was awarded over $11,000 from the Social Security Administration. I was just about to give up before I decided to reach out to Congresswoman Omar for help.”

“Serving the people of Minnesota’s 5th District is my number one priority as a Member of Congress,” said Rep. Omar. “In my tenure in Congress, I find it important to highlight stories like Mindy’s, in the hope that they will encourage other people in my district to reach out if they need help with federal agency casework. I am extremely proud to serve in the 5th District of Minnesota but more importantly I am happy we are able to help people like Mindy in my community.”

You can read Mindy’s full story here.