The #116thCongress will be sworn in today. A record number of women will serve and I want you to meet some of them. (THREAD)

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You might have heard of this girl from the Bronx who defeated the fourth ranking House Democrat in the New York 14th District primary and went on to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress? @AOC? Ring a bell?

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There's also @lucymcbath, a gun reform advocate who will now represent Georgia's 6th District. Her district had been Republican-controlled since 1979.
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Speaking of women of color who flipped Republican strongholds, there's 32-year-old Obama alumna @LaurenUnderwood, who will now represent IL-14. She's the first woman and first person of color to win the district.
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Did you know that Texas had never elected a Latina to Congress? Well, in November they elected TWO: @vgescobar in TX-16 and @SenatorSylvia in TX-29. refinery29.com/en-us/2018/10/…
Among the women who pulled primary upsets is @AyannaPressley, who will now represent Massachusetts' 7th District. She's also the first Black woman to represent the state. refinery29.com/en-us/2018/11/…
At 31, @KatieHill4CA is one of the youngest women in the new class of congresswomen. She'll represent CA-25. refinery29.com/en-us/2018/11/…
Today two Indigenous women will be sworn-in to Congress for the first time ever: @sharicedavids from Kansas' 3rd District and @Deb4CongressNM from New Mexico's 1st District. refinery29.com/en-us/2018/11/…
Virginia's 7th district will now be represented by @SpanbergerVA07.

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And the first Muslim-American women ever elected to Congress are @RashidaTlaib from Michigan's 13th District and @IlhanMN from Minnesotta's 5th District.
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Another history maker is @JahanaHayesCT, from Connecticut's 5th District. She'll be the first Black woman to represent the state.
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If the diversity of the #116thCongress reminds us of anything is that it's a new day at Capitol Hill.

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