The Growth of America

Ursula Mersel @UrsulaMersel

Photo Credit: @badassboz @entnewsflow

What a time to be alive!!!! Election Day 2018 is sure to go down in history for all the right reasons! The results from this year’s midterm elections proved just how ready the American people are for positive change. All across the country, men and women from all walks of life performed their civic duty in hopes of bringing about a better tomorrow. So many historic moments took place yesterday that it’s hard to pinpoint only one.

There were monumental amendments that were passed and worthy candidates that were elected to office. This election was a huge for people of color, women, and the LGBT community. Here’s a look at some of the greatness that America has to look forward to.

Ayanna Pressley (MA 7th District) – First black woman ever elected to Congress from Massachusetts (Photo Credit: @makerswomen)
Rashida Tlaib (MI 13th District) and Ilhan Omar (MN 5th District) – First Muslim women elected to Congress (Photo Credit: @makerswomen)
Deb Haaland (NM 1st District) and Sharice Davids (KS 3rd District) – First Native American women elected to Congress; Davids is also Kansas’ first openly gay representative (Photo Credit: @makerswomen)
Jahana Hayes (CT 5th District) – First black woman ever elected to Congress from Connecticut (Photo Credit: @makerswomen)
All 19 black women who ran for judicial seats in Harris County (Houston, TX) won during the midterm elections making it the single biggest victory for black women in the county’s history. (Photo Credit via Instagram)
Veronica Escobar (TX 16th District) and Sylvia Garcia (TX 29th District) – First Latinas to represent the state of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives (Photo Credit: @makerswomen)
Maxine Waters (CA 43rd District) – New Chair of the House Financial Services Committee (Photo Credit via Instagram)
Angie Craig (MN 2nd District) – First openly gay mother in Congress; Craig unseated anti-LGBT Rep. Jason Lewis (R) (Photo Credit via Instagram)
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Lauren Underwood – Illinois 14th Congressional District; Lauren Underwood, age 31, is the youngest black woman running for Congress this year and the first black woman nominated to run in the history of Illinois’ 14th district. (Photo Credit: @blackwomennewsandviews)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY 14th District) – The 29 year old Puerto Rican is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress (Photo Credit via @makerswomen)

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