But the fact that multiple Native American women succeeded at the polls is especially monumental considering our people weren't even given full legal protection of our voting rights until less than 60 years ago. There has never been a Native American woman in Congress.
The vote comes almost two years after women marched on Washington in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Data from The Associated Press showed that 237 women ran for the House as major-party candidates this year. The win is key for Democrats, who are hoping to win the House, and appear to be on track.More news: It Sounds Like PUBG Is Coming To PS4 In December
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in NY is the youngest women ever elected to Congress at the age of 29.
Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids made history on Tuesday by becoming not only the state's first openly gay woman of Congress but also the first Native American person elected on Tuesday.
Haaland ran on a progressive platform and has campaigned for Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage, and the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Omar, a former refugee, will be the first Somali-American congresswoman after winning the race for Minnesota's 5th congressional district.More news: FDA approves highly effective new opioid regardless of ongoing epidemic
My grandmother was born and raised at Laguna Pueblo, and as I watched Tuesday night's returns come in, I imagined how she would have reacted to the sight of Haaland and Davids marching on Washington, D.C. These women refused to be silenced despite coming from humble origins, and their fortitude and resilience make them so recognizable to me. She defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder to capture Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, the first time a Democrat has won the suburban Kansas City seat in a decade. She did not face a challenger in the general election, making her the first black member of the House of Representatives from MA. With no challenger on Election Day, Pressley made it official that she'll be the first black person representing MA in the House.
In a win for the Republicans, Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn has become the first female senator in the state.
Pressley was the first black woman to serve on Boston's city council and made history again after defeating the 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in the primary.More news: Web pioneer wants new 'contract' for internet