In a first, 2 Muslim women get elected in US Congress

Rashida Tlaib

A Somali-American refugee from Minnesota and a Palestinian-American activist from MI made history on Tuesday as the first two Muslim women elected to the United States House of Representatives.

It was an easy win on Tuesday - her race was uncontested by any candidate from another major party. She will succeed the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacated the seat to run in Minnesota's attorney general race. With this victory, she will be the first Somali-American elected to U.S. Congress.

In Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, 42, was elected to represent the 13th district, which is one of the safest Democratic seats.

"My success is not only for me but for every Somali, Muslim and minority group, particularly the young girls in the Dadaab refugee camp, where I lived before coming to the US", Ms Omar declared.

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"Regardless of whether we win or lose, this gets to shift the narrative of what is possible", she said.

She immigrated to the United States at age 12 and served as a Minneapolis City Council policy aide before winning election to the Legislature in 2016.

In August, she emerged as the victor of a Democratic primary for a seat vacated by John Conyers, a longtime liberal lion who stepped down in December amid sexual harassment allegations and failing health.

Minnesota's first Somali-American state representative has made history: She is now the country's first Somali-American elected to Congress.

Preparing for Election Day
Every state is up significantly over 2014, but Texas and Florida are way up thanks to competitive races in each state. The Voter Service and Polling Centers across the state will be open through Election Day, except for Sunday, Nov. 4.

What is already the most diverse Congress ever could become even more so after Tuesday's elections and will include several trailblazers.

While Omar campaigned on a similarly progressive platform, which calls for universal healthcare and tuition-free colleges. Tlaib said at a summit celebrating women of color in politics.

She also has been mindful of the historic nature of her candidacy. "And that if you just believe, believe in the possibility of someone like me".

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