Record Number Women Joined Congress in the Midterm Election of US

The US election has picked up a large number of women into Congress, inflamed by the aversion of Donald Trump, encouraged by the #MeToo movement and incensing the Democratic Party in a more diverse way and adolescent than ever.

According to the history, the youngest women of Congress has joined in the party of 2019 in 29 years old.  Alexandria Ocasio Cortez from New York, Abby Finkenauer from Iowa, including two Native American women and the first two Muslim, Palestinian-American  Rashida Talib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar.

Admiring the unexpected number of women, Barack Obama admired that a rush in minority lawmakers and record voter assemble saying, “The more Americans who vote, the more our elected leaders look like America”.

Most kept their step into politics, infuriated at the defeat of Hillary Clinton who was considered generally as the most certified candidate for presidentship in history and overpowered by Trump while possessing of grope and for the accusation of sexual misconduct.

Many were revolted by their consideration that Trump administration exploits – restrict abortion rights, separate migrant families at the border, attempts to roll back health care centre and threaten environmental safeguards.

The former cabinet minister of Clinton Administration, Donna Shalala who owned congressional seat of Florida defeating Republican women by promoting public education, social security and healthcare, tweeted, “Until this heartless administration is held accountable for their numerous injustices, we will not stop”.

The associate professor of political science of Rutgers University, as well as a scholar at CWAP, Kelly Dittmar professed, ”these are totally new voices that have never been at the federal policy level and federal policymaking table”.

She told AFP, women of colour “see the benefits of being in office as outweighing the potential costs and challenges. Particularly, they see the cost of not being at the table as greater than the cost of mounting the challenges.”

 

 

by Haimantee Ghosh on November 8, 2018

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