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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:20 PM

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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Reply The New Color Of Congress...and We Should Be PROUD! (Original post)
sheshe2 Nov 2012 OP
Panasonic Nov 2012 #1
sweetloukillbot Nov 2012 #10
Panasonic Nov 2012 #23
sweetloukillbot Nov 2012 #24
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #14
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #21
joseph abbott Nov 2012 #2
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #4
Change has come Nov 2012 #3
Maggie Sanger Nov 2012 #5
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #6
Maggie Sanger Nov 2012 #8
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #9
petronius Nov 2012 #12
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #13
LovingA2andMI Nov 2012 #11
Cha Nov 2012 #7
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #15
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #26
ReRe Nov 2012 #16
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #18
ReRe Nov 2012 #19
progressoid Nov 2012 #17
Special Prosciuto Nov 2012 #20
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #22
bigwillq Nov 2012 #25

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:23 PM

1. One more for your LGBT group

 

Jared Polis - first openly gay Congressman ever elected.

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



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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:22 AM

10. First from Colorado?

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

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:29 AM

23. Yes, but was he opnely gay when he was first elected?

 

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.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:03 PM

24. Interesting - I didn't know that... n/t

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:38 AM

14. Go Colorado! n/t

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:24 AM

21. He is not a newbie. I believe the OP list is the new members.




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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:23 PM

2. Bleeding Red

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!

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Response to joseph abbott (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:53 PM

4. This post was to show The end of Prejudice and Hate

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.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:40 PM

3. That is a great photo!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:44 PM

5. Yeah!

 

I hope we can continue what was originally envisioned...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger

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Response to Maggie Sanger (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:45 PM

6. My original post was to welcome this new person. I did not catch on right away what he was saying

very sorry about that.

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Response to Maggie Sanger (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:59 PM

9. I am sorry? wow that took me a few moments to catch on to the bigotry there. Sorry I did not ...

... catch on earlier.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:29 AM

12. Don't sweat it, hrm - we're a better community when we're welcoming and

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)...

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Response to petronius (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:35 AM

13. Thank you very much for your kind words.

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Response to Maggie Sanger (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:26 AM

11. Welcome to DU

Not sure if your trip will be long here but enjoy while you can....

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:47 PM

7. Thanks for all these Diversity Stats, sheshe.. quite

interesting.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:48 AM

15. Ami Bera is the first Hindu elected to Congress. Tulsi Gabbard was not born Hindu, her

mom converted.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:28 PM

26. Dalip Singh Saund first Hindu elected to Congress...back in the 50's

I know, picky, picky, picky

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:57 AM

16. K&R

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


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Response to ReRe (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:39 AM

18. Ain't it Sweet!

We built this!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:46 AM

19. All we need to do now is add around 35 to this group in 2014!

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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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:39 AM

17. Born in the 1980s

Crap, suddenly I feel old.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:18 AM

20. Thank You for posting this

Our diversity is our Democracy; our destiny, our progeny.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:28 AM

22. The Ami Bera race has been called. He won :)

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:17 PM

25. K and R

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