Les élections de mi-mandat aux États-Unis

Les élections de mi-mandat de 2018 aux États-Unis ont vu des victoires historiques pour les femmes à travers le pays et ont fourni quelques-uns des meilleurs espoirs pour l’avenir. Les victoires des femmes vont changer la politique américaine. Et maintenant, après des mois de campagne, elles sont enfin en mesure de se mettre au travail sur les questions pour lesquelles elles  ont plaidé.

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Ocasio-Cortez, membre féminin du Congrès, a publié une photo intitulée «Équipe spéciale» à Washington D.C., assise à une table (symboliquement et littéralement) avec ses collègues du Congrès, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar et Ayanna Pressley.  Ocasio Cortez est l’une des plus jeunes personnes à avoir été élue au congrès et sa plate-forme progressiste lui a donné une renommée nationale.

Ocasio-Cortez représente le visage changeant de l’Amérique. Elle représente une nouvelle génération de femmes américaines diverses qui porteront ce qu’elles aiment et diront ce qu’elles aiment. Et ça laisse des gens comme Scarry trembler dans leurs bottes de Brooks Brothers.

De plus, les élections de cette année ont été marquées par de grandes victoires pour les femmes noires, les membres de la communauté LGBTQ, les femmes musulmanes, les femmes Latinx et les femmes amérindiennes. Ci-dessous, voyez les victoires historiques des moyennes terminales de 2018.

Ocasio-Cortez represents the changing face of America. She represents a new generation of diverse American women who will wear what they like and say what they like.

 

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) became the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

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Minnesota Representative-elect Ilhan Omar said she was ready to challenge a 181-year-old ban on headwear on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Democrats announced their intention to change a House rule that prohibits members from wearing hats on the chamber floor. The rule could technically bar the wearing of headscarves, an item of religious attire that Omar herself wears.

First Native American women

Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will become the first Native American womenelected to Congress, CNN projected. Davids’ win in Kansas against GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder was a pickup for Democrats, who CNN projects to gain control of the House.

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Sharice Davids (D-KS)Debra Haaland (D-NM) became the first Native American women elected to Congress. Davids is also the first openly-gay representative of Kansas.

Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, will replace Republican representative Kevin Yoder, who was up for re-election. The former MMA fighter will also be the first openly-gay Native American woman in Congress.

Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, was elected to represent New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District

Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and Haaland is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, according to their respective campaigns. Davids identifies as a lesbian, making her the first openly LGBT member of Congress from Kansas as well. She will enter Congress having previously worked as a lawyer and a former mixed martial arts fighter.

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Haaland will replace New Mexico Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who vacated the seat to run for governor.

Haaland and Sharice Davids of Oklahoma join two Native American men in Congress, both Republicans of Oklahoma.

«For a group of folks in our country who have been here for thousands of years and being so underrepresented in Congress, … I think it means a tremendous amount to folks in those communities feeling like they can finally have representation,” Haaland said.

Haaland talked about issues facing Native American communities and said that the Violence Against Women Act, which is up for reauthorization, has come a long way in extending protections to indigenous women, but must go further.As Democrats begin to look forward to 2020, questions of party unity and leadership are front and center.

Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) became the first black congresswoman for Massachusetts.

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Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) became the first black congresswoman for Massachusetts.

Pressley, a Democrat, will officially represent the 7th Congressional District in Massachusetts. She ran unopposed in the midterms (her district is heavily Democratic), following her shocking victory in the primaries, when she defeated 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano, The Boston Globe reports.

 

Jahana Hayes became the first black congresswoman representing Connecticut.

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PHOTO:Lauren Underwood, the Democratic candidate elected in Illinois’ 14th District,  (Rick West/Daily Herald/AP)

 

Underwood, 32, talked about the benefits of having more young people serving in Congress.

“And so now we have not just one vote at the table. We have a caucus. A true millennial caucus,” said Underwood, the youngest African-American member of Congress ever elected.

They said they are fighting climate change, widening economic inequality and persistent racial injustice.

Health care, immigration and taxes remain at the top of voters’ list of concerns for Congress, according to exit polls from the midterms.



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