Rep. Omar Statement on Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

May 25, 2021
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement to commemorate the one anniversary of the murder of Geroge Floyd in her district. 

“One year ago, our community watched in horror as a police officer murdered George Floyd. His death ignited a movement to affirm and uplift Black lives around the world. As we commemorate the anniversary of his death, we must continue to push for progress and not let our cries for justice echo unanswered.

“Let this be the moment we implement sweeping reforms to our criminal justice system. In Congress, I have worked to change policing by helping pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the House. We now must push the Senate to vote on this critical piece of legislation and keep the provision to end qualified immunity in the final bill. To see lasting justice, we need accountability. Last month, I also reintroduced a package of bills to address continued police brutality and misuse of force. 

“Today, we remember George Floyd and uplift all who loved him. Now is the time to address centuries of brutality. Let's seize it.”