‘I’m bringing my bullhorn to Congress:’ Rashida Tlaib poised to become first Muslim Congresswoman

Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution, Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE.

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Detroit Democratic congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Palestinian-American woman and first Muslim woman to serve in Congress, after winning the Democratic primary for John Conyers’s old House seat in Michigan last week. Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution, Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE. The child of immigrants, she has spoken out against the Trump administration’s travel bans. We speak with Rashida Tlaib about her historic victory and her plans for Congress.

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  • Rashida Tlaib

    Palestinian American who is poised to be one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Last week she won the Democratic primary for John Conyers’s old House seat.
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