Rashida Tlaib

The first woman of Palestinian descent in Congress and one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, Rashida is a well-known progressive who has pledged to fight the billionaires and corporations that tried to pollute her district.

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RashidaTlaib

45, Michigan — 13, D

Who are they?

The first woman of Palestinian descent in Congress and one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, Rashida is a well-known progressive who has pledged to fight the billionaires and corporations that tried to pollute her district. In 2021, all eyes were on Rashida when conflict heightened between Israel and Palestine – she even got President Biden’s ear to give a Palestinian perspective on the matter.

Pre-Congress?

After interning for Michigan State Representative Steve Tobocman, Rashida worked at a Detroit nonprofit that provides free legal representation to workers.

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  • Clean Air and Water
  • Racial Equality
  • Universal Healthcare/Medicare for All

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