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sheshe2

(84,173 posts)
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:20 PM Nov 2012

The New Color Of Congress...and We Should Be PROUD!

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New member diversity:

Race

African American
Marc Veasey (D-TX-33)
Steven Horsford (D-NV-04)
Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ-10)
Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08)
Latinos
Joaquin Castro(D-TX-20)
Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM-01)
Juan Vargas (D-CA-51)
Joe Garcia (D-FL-26)
Pete Gallego (D-TX-23)
Ted Cruz (R-TX-SEN)
Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA-35)
Filemon Vela (D-TX-34)
Raul Ruiz (D-CA-36)
Asian American
Grace Meng (D-NY-06)
Mazie Hirono (D-HI-SEN)
Mark Takano (D-CA-41)
Ami Bera (D-CA-07)*
Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02)

Religion

Only non-theist
Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-09)
Only Unitarian Universalist
Ami Bera (D-CA-07)
First Hindu
Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02)
First Buddhist senator
Mazie Hirono (D-HI-SEN)

Gender

Women
Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-01)
Julia Brownley (D-CA-26)
Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02)
Tammy Duckworth (D-IL-08)
Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM-01)
Elizabeth Esty (D-CT-05)
Lois Frankel (D-FL-22)
Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02)
Liz Warren (D-MA-SEN)
Mazie Hirono (D-HI-SEN)
Deb Fischer (R-NE-SEN)
Dina Titus (D-NV-01)
Ann Kuster (D-NH-02)
Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH-01)
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND-SEN)
Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA-35)
Grace Meng (D-NY-06)
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI-SEN)
Ann Wagner (R-MO-02)
Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03)
Susan Brooks (R-IN-05)
Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17)
Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-09)

Orientation

LGBT
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI-SEN)
Mark Pocan (D-WI-02)
Mark Takano (D-CA-41)
Sean Maloney (D-NY-18)
First bisexual
Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-09)
First openly gay person of color
Mark Takano (D-CA-41)

Age

Born in the 1980s
Patrick Murphy (D-FL-18)
Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02)
Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA-04)
Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15)

*- Leading his congressional race, but it has yet to be officially called

We made this happen!
We said NO to Discrimination and Hate! We the American People stood up and said no!
We said it in one Voice.

We must continue to say it Together as ONE!

Who is with me in this fight. We can not be silent ever again.
This is our Democracy.
This is our lives.

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The New Color Of Congress...and We Should Be PROUD! (Original Post) sheshe2 Nov 2012 OP
One more for your LGBT group Panasonic Nov 2012 #1
First from Colorado? sweetloukillbot Nov 2012 #10
Yes, but was he opnely gay when he was first elected? Panasonic Nov 2012 #23
Interesting - I didn't know that... n/t sweetloukillbot Nov 2012 #24
Go Colorado! n/t sheshe2 Nov 2012 #14
He is not a newbie. I believe the OP list is the new members. Tx4obama Nov 2012 #21
Bleeding Red joseph abbott Nov 2012 #2
This post was to show The end of Prejudice and Hate sheshe2 Nov 2012 #4
That is a great photo! Change has come Nov 2012 #3
Yeah! Maggie Sanger Nov 2012 #5
My original post was to welcome this new person. I did not catch on right away what he was saying hrmjustin Nov 2012 #6
Post removed Post removed Nov 2012 #8
I am sorry? wow that took me a few moments to catch on to the bigotry there. Sorry I did not ... hrmjustin Nov 2012 #9
Don't sweat it, hrm - we're a better community when we're welcoming and petronius Nov 2012 #12
Thank you very much for your kind words. hrmjustin Nov 2012 #13
Welcome to DU LovingA2andMI Nov 2012 #11
Thanks for all these Diversity Stats, sheshe.. quite Cha Nov 2012 #7
Ami Bera is the first Hindu elected to Congress. Tulsi Gabbard was not born Hindu, her bluestate10 Nov 2012 #15
Dalip Singh Saund first Hindu elected to Congress...back in the 50's Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #26
K&R ReRe Nov 2012 #16
Ain't it Sweet! sheshe2 Nov 2012 #18
All we need to do now is add around 35 to this group in 2014! ReRe Nov 2012 #19
Born in the 1980s progressoid Nov 2012 #17
Thank You for posting this Special Prosciuto Nov 2012 #20
The Ami Bera race has been called. He won :) Tx4obama Nov 2012 #22
K and R bigwillq Nov 2012 #25
 

Panasonic

(2,921 posts)
1. One more for your LGBT group
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:23 PM
Nov 2012

Jared Polis - first openly gay Congressman ever elected.

He still represents District 2 of our great state of Colorado.



sweetloukillbot

(11,235 posts)
10. First from Colorado?
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:22 AM
Nov 2012

Cause there have been other openly gay Congressmen before - Barney Frank for one...

 

Panasonic

(2,921 posts)
23. Yes, but was he opnely gay when he was first elected?
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:29 AM
Nov 2012

I believe Frank came out of the closet later after being first elected.

Polis is the first openly gay man to be elected to Congress. First gay father too.

joseph abbott

(13 posts)
2. Bleeding Red
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:23 PM
Nov 2012

The House and Senate need a culling. The republicans are not just hypocrites and haters, they're seditionists. Their next term of service should be behind bars!

sheshe2

(84,173 posts)
4. This post was to show The end of Prejudice and Hate
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:53 PM
Nov 2012

We have given Congress a new Generation of diverse backgrounds. They will bring a whole new view of our world to us.

I agree that the Senate and House need change. Yes Grover needs to be put down.

However, I am stating here that this is a beginning for that. This has truly been an amazing election! The diversity of the members that we elected is truly amazing. Yes truly amazing!
Sorry I know I have repeated the word a lot...but it is.

Let's go for hope and change. That is beautiful right now.
Put a hold on some of your anger!

We all need to work together. We need to celebrate what we have accomplished for now ...then work on what we need to change!
Peace.

 

hrmjustin

(71,265 posts)
6. My original post was to welcome this new person. I did not catch on right away what he was saying
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:45 AM
Nov 2012

very sorry about that.

Response to hrmjustin (Reply #6)

 

hrmjustin

(71,265 posts)
9. I am sorry? wow that took me a few moments to catch on to the bigotry there. Sorry I did not ...
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:59 AM
Nov 2012

... catch on earlier.

petronius

(26,616 posts)
12. Don't sweat it, hrm - we're a better community when we're welcoming and
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:29 AM
Nov 2012

a bit trusting. I think it's cool that you make a point of greeting new DUers (even if some of them turn out to not deserve it)...

ReRe

(10,597 posts)
16. K&R
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:57 AM
Nov 2012

Congratulations to our beautiful rainbow in the US House. That's a picture of the USA right there!


ReRe

(10,597 posts)
19. All we need to do now is add around 35 to this group in 2014!
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:46 AM
Nov 2012

And so many here think it can't be done. So little faith. When there's a will, there's a way. And there is will. There has to be a way around the problem of newly gerrymandered districts. Never say never is my motto. I say we pick 100 vulnerable districts throughout the country and work them to death with GOTV for two years. Surely we could recapture the majority again. I'm a wishful thinker, that's for sure.

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