"When you try to spread racism and xenophobia and sexism and misogyny, this is how we respond! We sent a huge message - Trump has heard us, and he has heard us loud and clear! - Jennifer Carroll Foy, in her acceptance statements after winning big in VA!"
Last Tuesday Democrats won big, all across the country and up and down the ballot! But the real thing to celebrate is who won. Women, minority, LGBT, and transgender candidates took seats for the first time in history. Here are just a few examples of how the new Democratic party is starting to look more like All-of-Us:
At least seven cities across the country elected their first black leader:
Brendon Barger, Georgetown, SC
Melvin Carter, St. Paul, MN
Wilmot Collins, Helena, MT (first in 100 years)
Booker Gainor, Cairo, GA
Vi Lyles, Charlotte, NC
Jonathan McCollar, Statesboro, GA
Mary Parham-Copelan, Milledgeville, GA
Kathy Tran is the first Asian American to be elected to the VA House of Delegates.
Elizabeth Guzman and Hala Ayala are the first Latinas elected to the VA House of Delegates.
Jenny Durkan is the first lesbian mayor in Seattle.
Andrea Jenkins is the first black transgender person elected to public office in the US. Andrea won a seat on the Minneapolis City Council.
Tyler Titus is the first openly transgender person elected in any office in Pennsylvania. Tyler won a seat on the Erie school board.
Danica Roem is the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. Danica was elected to the VA House of Delegates.
All-of-us made that happen. And we will continue to have more wins, but we need your help to keep going.