For those who watched the Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, Cori Bush will be a familiar face—even if the 2020 dog mom shirt amazing dog mom sunflower dog paw sweatshirt nurse and pastor’s primary campaign against the incumbent Democratic representative for her district, William Lacy Clay Jr., was ultimately unsuccessful. Undeterred, Bush launched a second campaign for the spot this year, earning a surprise victory in the primary election back in August. Last night, Bush swept to victory once again, defeating her Republican opponent, Anthony Rogers, with 78% of the vote and becoming the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress. Bush, who first made her name as a progressive activist to watch during the unrest that followed the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, is a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement and is hoping to use her platform to heal racial divides across her state.
Elsewhere, there were a number of firsts for queer people of color. In New York, Democratic candidates Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones became the 2020 dog mom shirt amazing dog mom sunflower dog paw sweatshirt openly gay Black men elected to Congress, marking a powerful step forward in terms of representation for these often marginalized communities. (Torres is also the first openly gay Latinx congressperson.) As Jones told the New York Times earlier this year: “Growing up poor, Black, and gay, I never imagined someone like me could run for Congress, let alone win.”