History made as two Muslim women elected to House of Representatives
History made as two Muslim women elected to House of Representatives
Ayanna Pressley Wins, Becoming Massachusetts’ First Black Congresswoman
08 November, 2018, 06:25
Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents. In five states - Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Washington and Wisconsin - female candidates challenged sitting female senators.
Now age 29, she has becomethe youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Elise Stefanik previously held the record when she was elected to Congress at age 30 in 2014. In Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn, a Republican, became the state's first woman elected to the Senate.
Democrats Sharice Davids, a lesbian mixed martial arts fighter, and Deb Haaland, became the first Native American women elected to Congress. Vermont has never sent a woman to Congress. Candidates like Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton in Virginia, Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey, and Angie Craig in Minnesota helped the party win Republican-held seats in the suburbs. Lauren Underwood in IL helped Democrats produce another unexpected victory. In July 2004, she took command of the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. - becoming the first woman to command a fighter squadron. "And make no mistake about it, we are the defenders of our democracy". "I am the daughter of a fabulous mother", she said.
"This isn't just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman", said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking diversity among the women who have run for office this year.
In victory speeches across the country, women acknowledged the groundbreaking year.
Women occupy just 23% of the seats in the current US Senate and 19.3% in the House of Representatives, comparatively low rates in the developed world. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., would chair the Appropriations Committee, and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., would chair the Financial Service Committee. Months later, as a GOP legislature attempted to repeal the ACA, women activists made hundreds of thousands of phone calls to their representatives and confronted them at angry town halls. Nevada now has two female senators after Democrat Jacky Rosen defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller.
IL state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the first black woman elected as IL lieutenant governor. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies. One year ago, she was working in a restaurant, she ran a grassroots campaign with a progressive agenda including universal medicare, gun control and access to affordable housing.
Kelly Dittmar, a political scientist at the Rutgers center, the surge of women had changed American politics.
With black candidates in several high-profile races - including gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum of Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia - voters nationally said by 71-24 percent it's important to elect more racial and ethnic minorities to public office and 44 percent say it's very important. According to VoteCast, women voted considerably more in favour of their congressional Democratic candidate. Instead of downplaying their various backgrounds and ties to family ー they leaned in.
Women shattered records and precedents. Of the House winners, 42 identify as non-white, as does one of the Senate winners. A record number of women faced off against other women, from Arizona to NY.
Ayanna Pressley on Tuesday night officially became the first Black women to represent MA in Congress after officials confirmed her inevitable victory. They mobilised on the grassroots level and played larger roles as donors than in previous election cycles.
In a campaign advert, which garnered millions of views upon its release, she added: "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office".
Women running for governor, from Idaho to Texas to ME, faced the steepest hurdles of all.
In Colorado, Jared Polis will be the country's first openly gay man elected governor. Still, Gretchen Whitmer was elected governor in Michigan, Laura Kelly in Kansas, and Michelle Lujan Grisham in New Mexico.
During the 2016 US Presidential Election, Ocasio-Cortez worked as a staffer on Bernie Sanders' ultimately unsuccessful bid for the presidency.
Nearly 80% of voters in a CNN exit poll said it's very or somewhat important that more women and racial minorities be elected to public office, with two-thirds of white voters agreeing. That 24-point split had widened from 8 points in June.
Substitute Dembele got Barca out of trouble with a perfectly struck half-volley in the 87th minute after a knockdown by Pique. The Argentinean attacker has travelled with the squad, despite not being past fit by the medical team.
The night before his death, Miller was reportedly casually hanging out with friends and was watching football. Performers at a tribute concert for him last week included Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott and John Mayer.
The driver, 21-year-old Colten Treu, later surrendered to authorities after police launched a search for the vehicle. Treu fled the scene, but turned himself later Saturday , according to the Lake Hallie Police Department.
Russia's Karen Khachanov pulled off an upset as he defeated Serbia's Novak Djokovic to clinch the Paris Masters on Sunday . Karen Khachanov poses with the trophy after beating Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters final.
Pete Davidson is in hot water after mocking a Republican candidate for Congress" eye patch during a " Saturday Night Live' sketch. Despite being told he would probably never see again, Crenshaw regained sight in his left eye and went on two more deployments.
Although OnePlus promises bi-monthly updates for the 6T, the T-Mobile version won't necessarily get them at the same time. The device that T-Mobile sells only comes in the $579 Mirror Black configuration with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.
Hardliners hold protests to commemorate the siege every year but on Sunday, protesters also vented their fury about the sanctions. Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi also predicted the sanctions will actually work against America's interests.
And the four will send social media into a meltdown with a mock news bulletin in which they poke fun at their personalities. Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London are the six cities that will host the comeback tour.
And in the lead-up to Election Day, Kemp's office leveled a vague accusation of "potential cyber crimes" at Georgia Democrats. Online, Dolores also starred in Get Out The Vote videos in English and Spanish, urging Georgia voters to turn out for Abrams.
He first stops at a rally for Beto O'Rourke, where he jokes that all the supporters share the same Netflix account. Polling showed Cruz - vying for his second term - consistently ahead, but by single digits.
Chen later became the President of Fujian Jinhua and was put in charge of said DRAM factory, estimated at a whopping $5.7 billion. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the indictment , which also names three Taiwan nationals, in Washington yesterday.
Delhi wakes up to thick smog ahead of Diwali
CPCB officials also said they were in talks with IIT, Kanpur, and IMD for inducing artificial rain after Diwali . Delhi's air quality is expected to deteriorate to "severe plus emergency" category after Diwali , SAFAR said.
Red Sox get 3 Gold Glove winners
The 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards have been handed out, and this year's list of winners features more than a few familiar faces. The award is presented each year to the best defensive player at each position in both the National League and American League .
Fortnite will add NFL-themed Outfits on November 9
Epic collaborated with Marvel earlier this year to offer a limited-time mode in which players could choose to play as Thanos. Lastly, the new weapon addition is a Candy Corn LMG, a mid range scoped weapon which fires out candy corn shaped bullets.
EL Chapo trial jury selection begins in Brooklyn
Prosecutors say the Sinaloa Cartel, named for Guzman's home state, smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States. It is alleged that he spent a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tonnes of cocaine into the United States.
Apple’s new iPad Pro Geekbench scores surface online
The MacBook Air is also in the spotlight , and once again, it's an Apple laptop that desperately needed a refresh . And the multi-tasking changes in iOS 11 helped make the iPad all the more useful, but there's still a way to go.
Samsung teases its first foldable phone, the Samsung Galaxy F
There's a clear chance Samsung could also tease its foldable phone at the event to gauge the interest of the developer community. Yes, it feels a bit gimmicky , but the FlexPai does actually deliver on its promise of being the "first foldable smartphone ".
Amazon Offers Free Shipping for Everyone Until Christmas
About $720 billion in sales are up for grabs for the Black Friday shopping weekend, according to the National Retail Federation . Today Amazon announced that they are offering free shipping to everyone in the United States with no minimum purchase needed.
JAL pilot admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit
The incident came a day after another Japanese carrier apologised for multiple delays after a hungover pilot called in sick. JAL said from now on it will involve airport staff in alcohol checks rather than getting pilots to test each other.