Midterm Elections Made History! Here Are Some Of The Congress Firsts!


The elections that took place in November 6, earned America new political leaders which are young and diverse and many of them are women. Here are historic firsts from the election:

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1. First Muslim women in Congress: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.

“The first thing I think about when somebody says you're going to be the first Muslim is celebrate this moment,” Tlaib told CBS.

2. First native American women elected to Congress: Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids.

Davids, a Democrat and a member of Ho-Chunk Nation, also makes history as the first openly LGBT representative in Kansas and the first openly LGBT woman of color in Congress.

3. The youngest women ever elected to Congress: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Abby Finkenauer

Ocasio-Cortez is 29 and Finkenauer is 30.

4. Massachusetts' first black congresswoman: Ayanna Pressley.

"My experiences as a black woman, my worldview and how that's shaped my values are in sharp contrast with how [Capuano] sees the world. Now, the electorate gets to decide if my view is better. All I'm saying is it's different."

5. First openly gay governor in the US: Jared Polis

"Colorado is a groundbreaking state," Polis said. "We've had LGBT speakers in our state assembly, Senate minority leaders, commissioners."

6. First woman governor of Guam: Lou Leon Guerrero

''Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel very honored that I am the governor-elect, the first female governor-elect.'' Leon Guerrero told voters, according to the Guam Daily Post __.''I think is a great honor for women. We’ve made history today — good history today — and plus a 10-female majority in the legislature. That is phenomenal.''

7. Texas' first two Latina congresswomen: Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia

"It’s really hard for women to run, when you have children. Even in the most modern of marriages or partnerships, frequently the mother is the primary caregiver," Escobar told the Texas Tribune in March. "Timing has to be right for a lot of us. And I think it’s even harder for women of color because fundraising is really such a huge component of running in a congressional race and many of us may have limited networks.''

What can we say! CONGRATULATIONS to all!

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