Pink Wave: Women to Flood Congress After Historic Election Night
08 November, 2018, 06:28 | Author: Donnie King
In her campaign platform, Ocasio-Cortez promotes universal job guarantees, fully funded public schools and universities, paid family and sick leave and housing as a human right.
Voters in two states also elected the country's first Muslim women to the House: Rashida Tlaib, a former state legislator running in Detroit, and Ilhan Omar, a state legislator running in Minneapolis.
In races still too close to call, Abrams, if elected, would become the first female African-American governor in US history, and in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber. Tlaib also becomes the first Palestinian-American in Congress and Omar the first Somali-American.
Ocasio-Cortez ran unabashedly to Crowley's left in the New York City district and previously worked as an organizer on Vermont independent Sen. Since the 2020 presidential election is about to begin in earnest (and midterm results led to more than one name be floated as possible candidates) let's take at least 24 hours to celebrate these women and their history-making wins. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former Bernie Sanders organiser who won an upset primary victory over a senior House Democrat, will also head to Congress. Missouri's Claire McCaskill and North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp were both vulnerable as Democrats in deep red states, and a lot of people are pointing to their votes against Brett Kavanaugh as what cost them their elections. Thousands of women have upended their lives over the last two years join the army of organizers devoted to changing politics and electing Democrats in the midterms. Underwood texted Stevens after she won her August primary (she also reminded her to clear her voicemail because it would fill up quickly.) "Keep fighting".
From the Women's March opposing President Donald Trump the day after he was inaugurated in January 2017 through a stream of sexual assault accusations later that year that sparked the (hash) MeToo movement, outrage and organizing by women have defined Democratic Party politics this election cycle. Tallahassee, Florida Mayor Andrew Gillum lost to Ron DeSantis, shooting down hopes that the Sunshine State would elect their first Black governor. With the GOP in control of the Senate, Trump will have a majority to confirm his executive and judicial appointments.
■In Connecticut, educator Jahana Hayes won the state's Fifth District race and will be the first black woman to represent Connecticut in the House.
The first black woman elected to represent MA in Congress is Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who faced no Republican on Tuesday.
Democrats nominated women in key races that helped determine control of the House.
And several of the female candidates broke records of their own. Houlahan was one of four female military veterans and political newcomers to win seats for Democrats; the others were Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey, and Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger in Virginia.
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He said those who participated in the walkout would not be penalized and noted that many senior leaders took part. Furthermore the protesters demand that an employee representative gets a seat on the company's board of directors.
Kemp campaign robocall: "Radical Stacey Abrams is so extreme that she wants to allow illegal immigrants to vote in this election". Georgia's centrally managed elections system lacks a verifiable paper trail that can be audited in case of problems .
Thousands of people commented on her post to express sorrow. "The two loved Jesus and were ideal for each other". It was a handsome outdoor ceremony at the ranch owned by the groom's family outside San Antonio, Texas.
India vs West Indies match will be aired on Star Sports Network, some of the channels being Star 1, Star 1 HD , Star 1 Hindi, etc. West Indies lead India 5-2 in the eight matches they have played so far.
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It's Election Day - races are in the voters' hands
The previous record in a mid-term election was the 2014 general election with 945,507: 838,484 in-person and 107,023 by mail. If you can't reach the voting area because of barriers or other reasons, you can opt for curbside voting.
Democrats take House, Republicans retain Senate - US media
But Congress could not remove him from office without a conviction by a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate. Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others were running LGBT candidates and Muslims.
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Joint US-Turkish patrols begin in Syria’s Manbij - Ankara
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