The 2016 election had some bright spots for progressives, too, and that’s where our future starts

In Nevada, Catherine Cortez-Masto will become the first Latina to serve in the Senate, and in Illinois Tammy Duckworth will become the first Thai-American senator. In California, Kamala Harris is the first Indian-American senator and only the second African-American woman to serve in the Senate. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who is bisexual, is the first openly LGBT person to win a gubernatorial election. And Ilhan Omar was elected as a state representative in Minnesota, the first Somali-American legislator in the country. BuzzFeed has also listed some additional firsts for the new Congress. As America continues to grow more diverse, the Democratic party is following suit, while the stubbornly refuses to embrace the changing country.

Source: The 2016 election had some bright spots for progressives, too, and that’s where our future starts

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