Over the last month I have watched in awe as Rep. Ilhan Omar has responded to hate with not just grace, but policy.
As a Muslim American woman myself, it’s hard to imagine being in her position, with the president of the United States leading a mob chanting “send her back.” Yet Omar is continuing not only to do her job, but to overperform at it— including on behalf of the very working white people Trump himself claims to represent.
Let’s take a look at Omar’s work in just the last few months.
In May, the congresswoman introduced the Frank Adelmann Manufactured Housing Community Sustainability Act, a bill to stop people from being evicted from their mobile homes. One in 10 people under the poverty line in the U.S. lives in a mobile home, and the median income of mobile home residents is 43 percent lower than other households.