Congress: new faces

Конгресс США: новые лица

Women, children, migrants, young people. In the us Congress a new face.

Democratic socialist, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman in the house of representatives, winning in one of the districts of the state of new York.

Another remarkable victory for another representative of the Democratic party – a refugee from Somalia, Ilhan Omar from Minnesota.

“For the first time to represent our state in Congress will be a black woman. For the first time to represent our state in Congress will be a woman in a hijab. For the first time to represent our state in Congress to be refugee – one of the first Muslim elected to Congress,” she said.

Still believes in his victory and Stacey Abrams, who could become first black woman Governor in the United States. After counting 97% of votes to win in Georgia remains, however, for her opponent, Republican Brian Kemp.

“Democracy only works when you are fighting for it only when you require it. Democracy is when we are ready to stand for hours in line to drop the ballot in the ballot box,” said Abrams.

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