Women In History: 116th Congress Edition

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On January 3rd, a record of 127 women were sworn into Congress. That’s about 24% of all seats. These are the women breaking history as the firsts sworn into Congress.

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is the first Palestinian American to be sworn into Congress representing Michigan’s 13th district.

 

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Screaming inside! Thank you for believing in me. Fighting for you will be an honor. #rootedincommunity #unapologeticallyMe

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the youngest women to be elected into Congress at the age of 29. She represents New York’s 14th district.

Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Deb Haaland (D-NM) are the first Native American women sworn into Congress. Davids is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and represents Kansas’ 3rd district. Haaland is an advocate for the Human Rights movement and represents New Mexico’s 1st district.

 

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When the 116th session of Congress convenes on January 3rd, 2019, OUR voices will be heard! #nativevote18

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Finally, Ilhan Omar is the first Muslim women to be sworn into Congress, representing Minnesota’s 5th district.

We’re proud to welcome these women and the most diverse group of Congress into American history.