PhotOH! The most diverse Congress in U.S. history


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Think Progress has a great post with a great graphic. Above is the graphic, here's the post, and here's a hint of things to come:

... 4 new African American representatives, 10 new Latinos, 5 new Asian Americans and 24 women in the House or Senate... the first two Hindu congresspeople, the first Buddhist senator, and the first non-theist to openly acknowledge her belief prior to getting elected... 4 new LGBT congresspeople or senators, including the first openly bisexual congresswoman and the first openly gay congressman of color...

This election was one of the most rewarding in my lifetime.

  • cognachas4paws

    Here's my hope:  That one day, none of this will matter.  What I mean is, one day it won't matter what someone's sexual preference is.  One day it won't matter where you come from or what you look like or if you're male or female.  One day posts like this one won't be needed because it will be so commonplace.

    That is my hope and I know we will get there one day.  Until then, it's important that we mark occasions like this because it gives hope to others when they see themselves represented in Congress by people who are just like them.