Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib wins second term in congress

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Published: 2020-11-04 14:19

Last Updated: 2021-03-05 15:36


Editor: Priyanka Navani

Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib wins second term in congress
Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib wins second term in congress

Palestinian-American congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who, in 2019 became the first Palestinian-American elected to congress, won her second term in congress Tuesday after defeating her Republican challenger by a significant margin in Michigan's 13th's district.

The win of the 44-year-old Detroit native poises her to continue making her mark as one of the most progressive members of the US congress, with her campaign having focused on environmental justice, alleviating poverty, and addressing racial disparity. 

Tlaib was re-elected against a backdrop of the most diverse Congress the United States has ever seen, which also includes the second-Palestinian American ever elected. Iman Jodeh was Tuesday elected into Colorado's 41st District, making her the first Muslim lawmaker in the state.