The 2016 election is a turning point.
Especially in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Home to the largest Somali community in America.
I made the decision to run for office because i knew we needed a different voice representing us.
In the early 90's, Ilhan and her family fled Somalia during a civil war.
They spent 4 years in a Kenyan refugee camp before immigrating to America.
Somalia gives me a real perspective on what my identity is.
The American dream is to start from nothing, and have a future if you work hard enough.
The reality is that this dream is not really available to everyone.
Ilhan’s campaign is confronting historic odds.
No new candidate has won the District 60B seat for 40 years.
My dream is to live in an america where the american dream is actually possible.
Immigration isn't about a headline. It's about people.
Know the stories, share the stories that are behind the headlines.