Rashida Harbi Tlaib is a member of The Squad, an informal group of four women U.S. Representatives on the left wing of the Democratic Party. In 2018, she won the Democratic nomination for the United States House of Representatives seat from Michigan’s 13th congressional district. She is the first woman of Palestinian descent in Congress, and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, along with Ilhan Omar.
About Rashida Tlaib in brief
Rashida Harbi Tlaib was born on July 24, 1976, to working-class Palestinian immigrants in Detroit. She is a member of The Squad, an informal group of four women U.S. Representatives on the left wing of the Democratic Party. She and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are the first female DSA members to serve in Congress. In 2018, she won the Democratic nomination for the United States House of Representatives seat from Michigan’s 13th congressional district. She ran unopposed in the general election and became the first woman of Palestinian descent in Congress, and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, along with Ilhan Omar. She has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration and advocated Trump’s impeachment. She was one of ten Muslims serving in state legislatures across the U. S. during her tenure as a legislator, and is the second Muslim woman to represent Michigan in a state legislature nationwide. In 2014, she ran for the Michigan Senate, losing to incumbent Senator Virgil Smith Jr. in the Democratic primary in August 2014. She filed to run for John Conyers’s seat in Congress in both the special election for the balance of the 27th term and in the election for a full-year term in 2018. As of July 16, 2018, TlaIB had raised more than USD 893,030 in funds in more than her five opponents in the August 7 Democratic primary. She made a guest appearance on the Rebel Network, a political network of the progressive media network The Rebel, on August 7, 2018.
She also appeared on The Rebel Network on the same day as the Democratic National Convention, where she spoke about the need to end the war in Afghanistan and the need for peace in the Middle East. She appeared as a guest on The Rebels Network on August 8, 2014, on the show “The Rebel Network,” a political show on the progressive network TheRebel Network, on which she also spoke about ending the conflict in Afghanistan. In the same week, she appeared on “The Rebels Network,” where she talked about how she wants to see an end to the war and the use of force against the Assad regime in Syria. In 2012, she was elected to the Michigan House in the newly redrawn 6th district against fellow incumbent Maureen Stapleton. She won reelection in 2012, and was re-elected in 2014. In 2016, she lost her re-election bid in the 12th district to incumbent Jim Czachorowski. In 2010, she picked up 85% of the vote in his first bid for office, and won the general elections with 92% of vote against Republican challenger Darrin Daigle. In 2008, she became one of two Palestinian-American members of the Michigan state legislature. After leaving state legislature, she worked at Sugar Law Center, a Detroit nonprofit that provides free legal representation for workers.