AMAZING NEWS from the MID-TERM elections in America!
The are now TWO Muslim women in congress for the first time ever, and they were both former refugees.
One of them, Ilhan Omar, came to the US as a young girl after escaping the Somali Civil War with her family, aged 8, and spending four years in a refugee camp in Kenya.
The other, Rashida Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian Refugees, put this incredible result perfectly:
‘We changed the course of history at a time we thought it was impossible.’
This election has also seen the first Native American woman in Congress, the first openly gay man elected Governor, the first Lesbian mother in Congress and the first black woman Attorney General of New York.
So many historic firsts.
And about bloody time.
Young, diverse political leaders.
This is the future.
To find out more: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/…/historic-firsts-midterm-elec…