A Different Victory for Women on Election Night
Amidst the gripping Presidential Election, we cannot forget that Congress was also up for election this year. The Republicans kept control of the House and Senate, but there was a change Tuesday night: the number of women of color in the Senate quadrupled. Now, there was only 1 before, but in one night that became 4. Mazi Hirono (D) is a Japanese American who was elected in 2006 to represent Hawaii. In January, she will be joined by Tammy Duckworth (D), of Thai and Vietnamese heritage, who will represent Illinois, Kamala Harris (D), who identifies as black and Indian American and will represent California, and Catherine Cortez Mast (D), who is Latina and will represent Nevada. These additions hold hope for more diverse perspectives and experiences brought to the Senate.
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