For the first time in a long time, I am feeling hopeful about the future and inspired by much of the election results. There is so much to be celebrated, and there are many “firsts” in office. There are a record number of women holding seats in the House and more than 100 LGBTQ candidates that emerged victorious as of Wednesday afternoon.* I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER ABOUT IT. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments and keep this momentum going!!
- Abby Finkenauer and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest women elected to congress.
- Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland became the first navtive american women elected to congress, and Sharice is also a member of the LGBTQ community as well.
- Ilhan Omar and Fashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women elected to congress, and Ilhan will be the first to wear a hijab.
- Jared Polis became the first openly gay man elected governor in the US.
- Kate Brown, previously became the first openly bisexual woman elected governor in 2016, was reelected.
- MANY OPENLY LGBTQ MEMBERS WERE ELECTED INTO CONGRESS, including Tammy Baldwin, Jared Polis, David Cicilline, Sean Patrick Malony, Krysten Sinema, Mark Pocan, Mark Takano
- Other LGBTQ members of the house include Angie Craig, Chris Pappas, and more.
These faces give me hope that the best of times are still ahead of us.
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