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Rashida Tlaib, probably 1. Muslim Congressman: What you need to know
What do you know about Former Michigan state representative Rashida Tlaib, who is likely to be elected the first Muslim woman in the Congress.
Former state REP Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic primary for Michigan 13th district setting, that you have not chosen to be the first Muslim woman in the Congress.
Tlaib beat out a crowded field of Democrats to replace Rep. John Conyers, the 89-year-old Democrat, who retired in December, citing health reasons. Conyers, who was made the longest serving members of Congress, the decision to step down just weeks after several sexual harassment allegations surfaced.
“I want the people around the country don’t know that you need to sell yourself,” Tlaib supporters early Wednesday morning, said, according to The New York Times. “You don’t need to change yourself to be who you are, run for office – and that is what this country is.”
No Republicans or third-party Challenger ran in the election, which means you will be without opposition for the seat in November.
From your campaign platform, your vocal opposition to President Trump, read know on for five things, over Tlaib.
She is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants
Fadwa Tlaib, an aunt of Rashida Tlaib points to a young Rashida in a 1987 picture with their mother Fatima and brother, Nader, in the family house, in the West Bank village of Beit Ur al-Foqa.
(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Tlaib is the eldest of 14 children and she has two boys of her own, according to their campaign website.
Born and raised in Detroit, Tlaib is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants. Her father, a former Ford Motor co. employee, born in the vicinity of Jerusalem, and her mother, in the vicinity of Ramallah, a city in the vicinity of the West Bank.
She studied at Wayne State University and Thomas Cooley Law School.
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“It is something that is very inspiring for many people – even if they are not Muslims – to know that a girl like I, grew up poor in south Detroit who don’t speak English when I came to the school, with a faith in the truest sense of the word targeted every single day by not only this government, but the media, and make history,” Tlaib has to The Detroit News.
“Although people still can not understand my faith, I’ll put it in a so effective way in the public service,” she said. “People can still not my name to speak, but she thinks of what I do for you.”
“Although people still can not understand my faith, I’ll put it in a so effective way in the public service. People can’t always speak my name, but you remember what I do for you.”
– Rashida Tlaib
Tlaib said, much of their “strength comes from the Palestinian side.”
“I’m going to defend myself against every racist and oppressive structure has to be dismantled,” she said, according to The New York Times. “You deserve better than what we have today, with our President.”
At one point, draped in her mother allegedly in the Palestinian flag.
Tlaib has already made political history
Tlaib served six years in the Michigan state legislature, until they are term-limited in 2014. She was the first Muslim-American woman to be elected to the state House, according to the Detroit Free Press.
With Republicans in control of the state house, Tlaib was in the minority party. Her district covered parts of Detroit and Dearborn, one of the largest Muslim population in the United States
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She also served as the democratic Chairman of the state House Appropriations Committee, and continued funding for meals on wheels deliveries for seniors, after-school programs and free clinics, according to her campaign website.
As a representative of the state, they of the mortgage Banker also went to fraudsters and contributed to the hundreds of citizens avoid losing their homes to foreclosure.
While a representative in the state, in 2011, Tlaib took Federal immigration agents, she said, “stalked” without papers the parents outside the elementary school “without a warrant.”
But in the congressional election, Tlaib maintains she did not run, because the historical significance.
“I ran because of the injustices, and because of my boys that they belong to are questioning their [Muslim] identity, and whether,” she told ABC News. “I’ve never been someone who stood on the sidelines.”
You got support from Michael Moore, Rep. Jayapal
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Tlaib approved in may.
“She is a strong woman of color in Congress and a staunch fighter for our values. She called Donald Trump a face-to-face on and defeated the Koch-brothers in your own backyard, and her record of results for working people is just said stellar,” Jayapal.
Tlaib was also supported by liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, the often Michiganders encouraged to vote for someone who he called a “bright, shiny star.”
Hey! Hey! Detroit! And Redford, River Rouge & Romulus, too! We have a chance, send a bright, shining star, DC, in the morning in elementary school. Imagine a Congressman who will FIGHT for us! I can’t sing their praises enough. Please vote RASHIDA tomorrow! https://t.co/VtdAp7kalP
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) 6. August 2018
She is a progressive Democrat
Rashida Tlaib, under a speech broke by Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate in Detroit in 2016. You asked him to read the Constitution of the United States, before she was escorted out of the venue.
(AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Your platform contains a Medicare-for-all, raising the minimum wage, protection of unions and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, according to their campaign website.
It was supported by the Greater Detroit Democratic socialists of America, people, Bernie and justice Democrats.
Tlaib long been outspoken about their disagreement with President Trump. Along with a dozen other women, Tlaib Stand at an event in August 2016 – if Trump’s only the Republican presidential candidates – and his speech broke.
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Tlaib said to read Trump, the Constitution of the United States and said: “our children deserve better”, before she said she was removed from the event.
“I’ve never been someone who stood on the sidelines.”
– Rashida Tlaib
“As a responsible parent, to reflect the continued and read the reviews, the my actions, I think of my two boys and I remember: silence is not an option and it should never be,” she wrote of the demonstration.
She prides herself on her campaign website, she took on the Koch brothers. Tlaib has been an outspoken opponent of the Koch-Carbon-dumping petroleum coke – or pet coke along the Detroit River.
“What is really, really disturbing to me is how some companies the city of Detroit to be treated as a garbage dump,” Tlaib told The New York Times in 2013. “Nobody knew that this would happen.”
Koch Carbon is controlled by Charles and David Koch, Koch Industries.
She is a lawyer who has worked for immigrants
After her time in the state House, Tlaib worked with the sugar law center for Economic and Social justice in Detroit. There, she was “instrumental in the organization of campaigns, people over profits, and building inclusive communities,” according to her campaign website.
You lists to litigate against the state charging a fee for a driver’s license, and leading campaigns against anti-Arab bigotry, as some of their successes at the sugar Law Center.
She also worked for the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social services, do advocacy work for immigrants.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.