Americas pink wave: women win Congress record

Americas pink wave: women win Congress record

Americas pink wave: women win Congress record

In 2014, the most recent off-presidential midterm election year, Democrats won the U.S. House vote among women, even though Republicans overwhelmingly secured overall control of the chamber.

And it appears to have come true.

Young Kim is highly to become the first Korean-American woman in Congress.


Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will not be able to afford a Washington, DC, apartment until her salary kicks in when she assumes office in January, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Now, the 29-year-old will swap the tequila and taco bar for the grandeur of the Capitol building after becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Davids (who is also a former MMA fighter) won the race for Kansas' 3rd congressional district beating incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder, while Haaland won New Mexico's 1st congressional district. That makes both of them the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Democrats Rashida Tlaib in MI and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota became the first female Muslim representatives. The former Central Intelligence Agency officer beat Tea Party incumbent Dave Brat in no small part through the activism of local liberal women's groups.

For this wave of women leaders, the next few years are going to be about much more than stereotypical women's issues.

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She told the paper she saved up before she left her job as a bartender at a New York City restaurant. There's some good news, though - women of color who won a 2018 midterm race will have a huge impact on those statistics.

She was born in the Bronx, New York, to working-class parents. Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes became first black women to represent their states, MA and CT, in Congress. Marsha Blackburn became the first woman to make it to the Senate from Tennessee, and Jacky Rosen became the first female to represent Nevada in US Senate. Texans elected Garcia, a former social worker and lawyer, by a wide margin against her Republican opponent.

In her victory speech in September, she said: "These times demanded more from our leaders and from our party".

"Let's get to the business of dancing and celebrating", she added.

"Here in Minnesota, we don't only welcome immigrants, we send them to Washington" said Ilhan Omar, a Muslim Somali-American who came to the U.S. as a refugee and won 78 per cent of the vote in Minnesota's 5th congressional district.

These elections broke records for early voting, leading experts to predict that turnout could be exceptionally high. The previous record was 85, set in 2016.

These are totally new voices "that have never been at the federal policy level and federal policymaking table", says Kelly Dittmar, an associate professor of political science at Rutgers University and a scholar at CAWP.

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