Women in politics are the new normal

“The midterm elections saw a cascade of historical firsts for women, as the first Muslim women (Democrat Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American former refugee in Minnesota) and Texas’ first Latinas (Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia) will be joining the House, and Republican Marsha Blackburn became the first woman elected to the Senate from Tennessee. A record number of women — at least 118, possibly more, after all the tallies are in — will serve in the 116th Congress when it is seated in January”…


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