This was a tough week for all of us. But there’s still room for encouragement.
Here are seven election day milestones that we should be celebrating.
- Kamala Harris
The FIRST black woman to be elected to Senate in the state of California and the FIRST black female U.S. Senator since 1999.
- Catherine Cortez Masto
Just won the Nevada election to become the FIRST Latina Senator.
- Pramila Jayapal
The FIRST ever Indian-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Ilhan Omar
The nation’s FIRST Somali-American Muslim legislator.
- Lisa Blunt Rochester
The FIRST African-American woman elected to Congress from the state of Delaware.
- Val Demings
Was chosen as Orlando’s first female police chief in 2007. Yesterday, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Florida.
- Jewell Jones
Is now the YOUNGEST elected state representative from the state of Michigan at the age of 21.
To read about more women who are changing the face of our government officials in Washington, read this article from NBC News.
The election of Donald J. Trump as Commander in Chief is no doubt discouraging and terrifying for the American people. And while we are worried for the future of this nation, there is still progress to be made by lawmakers and lobbyists at both the local and federal levels.
Keep your head up and never give up! This is for the culture!