Rep. Omar’s Statement on the Passing of Walter Mondale

April 19, 2021
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the news of the passing of Walter Mondale. 

“Walter Mondale was a giant in Minnesota politics, an advocate for peace, fair housing, women’s rights and consumer protection for the better part of five decades in politics. He was a champion of civil rights—spearheading the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and helping to pass the Voting Rights Act and two Civil Rights Acts. 

“Even in his twilight years, he remained a vocal advocate for progressive values and a voice of moral clarity. As we await the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, I am reminded of Vice President Mondale’s words last summer: “The battle for civil rights is a journey, not an end point. Each generation is tasked with the hard work of serving in the great fight for justice. Our neighbors who took to the streets over the past few weeks have joined a great cause. I thank them.”

“We thank you, Mr. Vice President, and promise to continue the fight for justice and civil rights.”