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.

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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