This week, American voters went to the polls and made it clear that they want inclusion and progress in our democracy. The November 7th elections resulted in five "firsts" — representatives dedicated to improving their communities and the nation at large.
This is what democracy looks like:
The First Sikh Mayor in U.S. History: Ravinder Bhalla
The First Latinas in the Virginia State House: Elizabeth Guzman and Hala Ayala.
The First Transgender State Representative in U.S. History That Openly Ran as Trans: Andrea Jenkins
Andrea Jenkins is now the first openly trans woman of color elected to the city council of a major U.S. city. Congratulations @annapoetic! Congratulations Minneapolis! #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/8zCmcgZblR— Women's March (@womensmarch) November 8, 2017
The First Black Woman Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina: Vi Lyles
Congratulations to all of the newly elected officials who stepped into leadership because they believe our country deserves better.