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Rashida Tlaib set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress

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Rashida Tlaib Bio

Rashida H. Tlaib was born on 24 July 1976. She is an American politician and attorney. She is a former Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives. Until her term expired, she represented the 6th District, which is located in Southwest Detroit and stretches from an area just south of Downtown to the city’s southern border, and west to the city of Dearborn. Upon her swearing in on  1 January  2009, for her first term which she served in the 12th district, Tlaib became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and only the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any state legislature in America. In February 2018, Tlaib announced she would be entering the race for Michigan’s 13th congressional district.

On 8 August 2018, Rashida Tlaib won the former Representative, John Conyers’ seat, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.  On her 1st day in Congress,  on 3rd January 2019, Tlaib expressed his stance on efforts to impeach President Trump.

Personal details

Born 24th July 1976  in Detroit, Michigan
Age 42 years old as of 2018
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Husband Fayez Tlaib
Profession Social worker, attorney
Education Wayne State University, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 6th district 12th District (2009–2012)
In office January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014
Preceded by Steve Tobocman
Succeeded by Stephanie Chang

Rashida Tlaib Biography

Rashida H. Tlaib is the eldest of 14 children, she was born on 24 July 1976 to working-class Palestinian immigrants from Detroit, Michigan. Her mother was born in Beit Ur-El Foka, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Her father was born in Beit Hanina, a suburb of Jerusalem. He moved first to Nicaragua, then to Detroit, where he worked on an assembly line in a Ford Motor Company plant. As the eldest of the 14 children, Tlaib played a role in raising her siblings while her parents worked but sometimes relied on welfare for support.

Rashida Tlaib Education

Rashida Tlaib attended elementary school at Harms, Bennett Elementary and Phoenix Academy. She graduated from Southwestern High School in Detroit in 1994 and attended Wayne State University where she received a B.A. in Political Science in 1998. She went on to earn a law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in 2004.

Rashida Tlaib Early political career

Tlaib began her political career in 2004 when she started an internship with the State Representative Steve Tobocman. When Tobocman became Majority Floor Leader in 2007, he recruited Tlaib to be on his staff.

Rashida Tlaib U.S. House of Representatives

2018 Special Election

In 2018, Tlaib announced her intention to run for John Conyers’ seat in Congress. As of July 16, 2018, she had raised $893,030 in funds, more than her five opponents in the August 7 Democratic primary.

2018 General election

Tlaib announced her intention to run to succeed former Rep. John Conyers in the 6 November 2018 general elections. She defeated Brenda Jones, President of the Detroit City Council and Bill Wild, Mayor of Westland. She will be unopposed in November 2018 elections and is set to become the first Muslim woman ever elected to Congress.

Stand on President Trump Impeachment

Tlaib is supportive of efforts to impeach President Trump. On her first day in Congress, 3rd January 2019, she called for the impeachment of Trump in an op-ed she wrote co-authored by John Bonifaz for the Detroit Free Press. Tlaib breaks away from top Democratic leaders as to how to potentially move forward about impeachment as she says “Those who say we must wait for Special Counsel Mueller to complete his criminal investigation before Congress can start any impeachment proceedings ignore this crucial distinction [referring to Congressional powers of impeachment].” Later that day, Tlaib attended a reception for the MoveOn campaign and spoke on stage. She ended the speech recounting a conversation she had with her son. “Look, mama, you won. Bullies don’t win,” Tlaib said. “And I said baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherf—er.” The spectacle was caught on camera.

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