Representative Ilhan Omar is reflecting on George Floyd on this anniversary of his death. Floyd was killed in Omar’s Congressional district.
“For me it’s really important as we commemorate the anniversary of his death that we must continue to push for progress.”
Omar says Floyd’s death “ignited a movement to affirm and uplift Black lives around the world.” Omar says that “we must continue to push for progress and not let our cries for justice echo unanswered.” She’s calling for sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system.
A year after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis efforts continue among lawmakers to negotiate a police reform bill. Floyd’s younger sister, Bridget, says she’s still holding out hope but it’s difficult:
“They have got our hopes up on several occasions about what they were going to do.”