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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:03 PM

INFOGRAPHIC: The 113th Congress Will Be The Most Diverse In History


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The 113th Congress will be more representative of the United States from race to religion, and from gender to sexual orientation. It will look more like America with 4 new African American representatives, 10 new Latinos, 5 new Asian Americans and 24 women in the House or Senate.* It will believe more like America with the first two Hindu congresspeople, the first Buddhist senator, and the first non-theist to openly acknowledge her belief prior to getting elected. It will love more like America, with 4 new LGBT congresspeople or senators, including the first openly bisexual congresswoman and the first openly gay congressman of color. And it will be younger, with four new congressmen born in the 1980s.
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/13/1175491/113th-congress-diversity/

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Reply INFOGRAPHIC: The 113th Congress Will Be The Most Diverse In History (Original post)
sheshe2 Nov 2012 OP
Dubster Nov 2012 #1
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #2
Gumboot Nov 2012 #3
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #4
tarheelsunc Nov 2012 #10
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #12
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #5
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #17
ErikJ Nov 2012 #9
Coyotl Nov 2012 #16
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #6
Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2012 #7
ErikJ Nov 2012 #8
barbtries Nov 2012 #11
svpadgham Nov 2012 #13
qwlauren35 Nov 2012 #14
cyclezealot Nov 2012 #15

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:15 PM

1. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:06 PM

2. totally agree with you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:11 AM

3. Are there any Native Americans in this Congress?

Just wondering...

I can't read the small print this morning!




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Response to Gumboot (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:55 AM

4. Not that I can see..

For me its nice to see an Asian American woman who is Buddhist..

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:55 PM

10. If only she was American-born...

she could run for President and cause the heads of Republicans nationwide to simultaneously explode.

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Response to tarheelsunc (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:29 PM

12. Non practicing Buddhist.. (like me..)

She was the second Asian immigrant (of Japanese decent) elected lieutenant governor of a state (Hi.) of the United States. She ran against Linda Lingle for governor of Hawaii in 2002, one of the few gubernatorial races in United States history where two major parties nominated women to challenge each other. She considers herself a non-practicing Buddhist, and is often cited with Hank Johnson, as the first Buddhist to serve in the United States Congress. Born in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, in 1947.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazie_Hirono

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Response to Gumboot (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:16 PM

5. There is one but he's not on the chart

Tom Cole, a rethug from Oklahoma who is registered in the Chickasaw Nation. He just got re-elected.

Tom Cole is a fifth generation Oklahoman and an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation. He is currently the only Native American serving in Congress. He was awarded the Congressional Leadership award by the National Congress of American Indians in 2007 and was inducted in the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 2004. Cole's late mother, Helen, is also a member of the Chickasaw Hall of Fame and served as a state representative, state senator and Mayor of Moore in her native state of Oklahoma.

http://cole.house.gov/about-me/full-biography


He is co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus with Dale Kildee (a Democrat from MI) -

http://kildee.house.gov/about/native-american-ca.shtml

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:45 AM

17. 'You can tell by looking at him he's no Indian' (as Scott Brown would say)

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Response to Gumboot (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:57 PM

9. THinkprogress has one that can be greatly magnified

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Response to Gumboot (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:11 AM

16. Elizabeth Warren is a first year Native American in the Senate.

I suspect that a lot of them are part Native, rather like much of the population. Anyone who is "Hispanic/Latino" is also likely part Native. I've never understood why Native Americans from south of the border are given a separate taxonomy and not called Natives??

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:20 PM

6. Donald Payne, Jr. is on the chart!

Wow. A big R.I.P. to his dad Donald Payne and big welcome to the son!!!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:36 PM

7. Oh please

these people just want to give away free stuff to all the no gooders!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:55 PM

8. 5 Republicans / 44 Democrats nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:28 PM

11. ain't that america

something to see...

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:37 PM

13. Just the dog in me speaking,

but I totally have a crush on the bi-sexual non-theist.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:14 PM

14. K&R

This is beautiful.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:10 AM

15. Great news..

But, still there are way too many white guys.. Not that there is anything wrong with White Guys. As long as their IQ is higher than Homer Simpson's.

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