Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat rock star makes history

Blanche Robertson
November 8, 2018

She and Hayes are the first black women elected to congress from New England.

There are more women in office now than ever before, and this is only the beginning.

"ICE was just established in 2003 and it was established outside of the U.S. Department of Justice, so a lot of this disturbing behavior we are seeing - parents can separated from their children, people getting picked up on the street - it's happening outside of the Justice Department", Ocasio-Cortez said in the June interview.

Overall, there was a record numbers of women nominated in the first place, following the record number who put their hand up to get involved.

"The more Americans who vote, the more our elected leaders look like America", said former president Barack Obama, praising the record number of women, a surge in minority lawmakers and record voter turnout.

Colorado voters chose Democratic US Representative Jared Polis to serve as their next governor, making him the first openly gay man to be elected to serve as the chief executive of a US state.

Ayanna Pressley, congresswoman-elect for Massachusetts' 7th district.

She is one of a handful of congressional candidates this year who identified as democratic socialists. "The first role of women as military flyers was during World War II as Women Airforce Service Pilots, an organization disbanded after the war", Colonel McSally said.

Davids also became the second-ever lesbian woman elected to Congress.

Historic vote for Muslim women in United States elections
Mr Smith has taken a keen interest in African affairs, regularly convening hearings on conflicts and policy initiatives. But Ms Bass might adopt a more confrontational tone in her subcommittee's dealings with Mr Trump's Africa team.

At 29, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, winning New York's 14th District seat.

Twenty-nine-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made history in the USA midterm elections, becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI, both Democrats, will be the first Muslim-American women to serve in the House. The record previously belonged to Elise Stefanik who was elected to Congress at age 30 in 2014.

Blackburn will become the first woman to represent Tennessee in the Senate.

There was also a historic gender gap that showed women more supportive of Democrats than Republicans. He argued that the reason Democrats won a majority in the House is "not because they went far left", pointing to moderate candidates like Virginia's Abigail Spanberger, who unseated Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) in a surprise victory.

In the Senate, female Democrats lost some important races. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies.

And several of the female candidates broke records of their own. 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.

Kate Brown, who is bisexual, became the first openly LGBT person elected governor in 2016 when she won her OR race.

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