2018 Midterms A Breakthrough Election for Muslims, Women of Color and LGBT Candidates

by Thembisa Mshaka


As we await the word on the Abrams-Kemp race for Governor of Georgia, we can celebrate a record number of 100 women elected to Congress–sending 30 women to the House, including a diverse array of America’s population, getting the House closer to matching the percentage of women in the nation.

MA Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley with a key message via her IG page.

Among many others who won on November 6, congratulations to:

-Ilhan Omar, Congresswoman-elect of Minnesota’s 5th District and first Somali woman elected to Congress. She is joined by her sister in Islam Rashida Tlaib, who will represent the 13th District in Michigan.

-Sharice Davids, attorney, activist, LGBT and Native American Congresswoman-elect, 3rd District, Kansas

-Jahana Hayes, 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Congresswoman-elect, 5th District, Connecticut

NY Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made herstory (again) on Tuesday night!


-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Puerto Rican Congresswoman-elect of New York’s 14th District and youngest ever woman elected to Congress at age 29

-Ayanna Pressley, first Black woman Congresswoman-elect for 7th District, Massachusetts

-Letitia “Tish” James, first Black woman elected to NY state Attorney General

Add to this, the bonus of Democratic control of The House of Representatives potentially placing MUVA Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) as Chair of the Financial Services Committee, and we have the makings of Presidential accountability on new levels for 2019.

As for Tuesday’s winners, we cannot wait to see what they all do to right the course of the nation and alter the course of history! Crowns up!

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