Rashida Tlaib will be the nation's first Muslim woman in Congress

Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim woman elected to Congress

They are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Multiple outlets have called the race.

Self-described Democratic Socialist Ilhan Omar won Minnesota's 5th District race, where she easily defeated Republican activist Jennifer Zielinski on a platform that includes health care for all and a $15 minimum wage.

Omar, a Somali-American was once a refugee, while Tlaib is the first Pakistani-American woman in congress.

In an interview with Elle magazine in September this year, Ms Omar opened up about her Somalia background and shared what it was like to arrive in the USA for the first time as a child of 10.

"I stand here before you tonight as your congresswoman-elect".

According to Guardian, winners of seats in the House include Latina congresswomen from Texas, the Democrats' Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, while Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI will be the first Muslim congresswomen.


As of 9:46 p.m. on November 6, media outlets have also declared Andy Levin, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence winners in their respective U.S. House races.

The oldest of 14 children, Tlaib was born to a family of Palestinian immigrants in Detroit, where her father worked at a Ford Motor Co plant. Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American elected to Congress.

"Trump was a bit of a Bat-Signal for women in general of being engaged", she says, talking while out on the campaign trail in Detroit.

Democrats are celebrating Omar's win and the diversity in their party, but they may regret their choice after scrolling back through her Twitter timeline.

Both Omar and Tlaib were endorsed by Democratic Socialists of America, the liberal wing of the Democratic Party that counts among its high-profile members another rising female star - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

MA will also be getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators. She has a bachelor's degree in politics from North Dakota State University and has also studied public affairs.

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