‘The Squad’ Is Re-Elected With New Friendly Faces
The voters have been heard, and they are re-electing women of color and new individuals to The Squad, a Democratic powerhouse of up-and-coming leaders in Congress.
You’ve seen their faces, you know their names: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, New York), Ilhan Omar (D, Minnesota), Ayanna Pressley (D Massachusetts), Rashida Tlaib (D, Michigan). All women of color, all under the age of fifty, all won their election in 2018 to the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives. All of whom have won reelection in 2020.
ICYMI: The Squad got re-elected AND added some new members 💪 pic.twitter.com/3vjdYUiveM— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 4, 2020
These are merely the basic factors that bring them together. They were all found and campaigned for by an organization called ‘The Justice Democrats,’ whose goal is to bring together progressive Democrats to transform the current Democratic Party. The group is also well-known for its campaign finance strategy which includes refusing donations from corporations or lobbyists. With the help of this group, The Squad will now be adding Cori Bush (D, Missouri) and Jamaal Bowman (D, New York) to its membership.
The Squad has become quite famous both for their voices both in Congress and on social media. You may recall the time that President Trump tweeted at them, claiming their ‘countries’ were corrupt and they should go back to where they came from. There’s also that time Senator Ted Yoho cursed out Ocasio-Cortez on the steps of the Capitol which became a viral sound for female TikTokers all over the country.
All four of the original members have been outspoken candidates for equality, justice, and diversity from a place of empathy and compassion. This election will expand The Squad with the new cohort of diverse identities such as the first two openly gay Black men Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres, Cori Bush will be the first Black woman to represent Missouri, and Jamaal Bowman to represent the Bronx of New York. We are feeling inspired by the newfound diversity in politics after this election and can not wait to see what they do.