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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:20 PM Nov 2012

The New Color Of Congress...and We Should Be PROUD! [View all]

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New member diversity:


African American
Marc Veasey (D-TX-33)
Steven Horsford (D-NV-04)
Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ-10)
Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08)
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)


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)


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)


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)


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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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
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