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Omar, McCollum urge White House to to create federal Office for Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls

Omar, McCollum urge White House to to create federal Office for Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls
U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Betty McCollum propose an office within the U.S. Department of Justice similar to what’s already been established on a state level in Minnesota.

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Minnesota Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar and Betty McCollum are urging the White House to establish an Office for Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls within the Department of Justice. This comes as Saturday marks what would have been the birthday of Brittany Clardy, a St. Paul woman who went missing in 2013, prompting Minnesota lawmakers to look into the disparities Black women face. The bill, previously introduced by Omar, has remained in the Republican-controlled House since December. The White House has not yet commented on the request. Omar and McCollum hope that the Biden administration will support the initiative.

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