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Old 11-11-2012, 04:54 PM
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Just reporting data that I find interesting:
Congress: 5 New African Americans Will Join Congress in 2013Political News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View | Political News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View
Sayu Bhojwani: What 2012 Tells Us About Future Elections

Congress in 2013 will include:
44 African Americans
31 Latinos
11 or 12 Asian/Pacific Islanders (depends how the CA-7 race will turn out, but it looks like Ami Bera will win over Lungren)

Let's also not forget that women, who make up the majority of this country, now have the greatest representation, with 20 senators being women and at least 77 women in the House.

Exciting times we live in.

African American Congressmen

Teri Sewell (AL)
Maxine Waters (CA)
Barbara Lee (CA)
Karen Bass (CA)
Corrine Brown (FL)
Alcee Hastings (FL)
Federica Wilson (FL)
John Lewis (GA)
Sanford Bishop (GA)
David Scott (GA)
Hank Johnson (GA)
Bobby Rush (IL)
Jesse Jackson Jr. (IL)
Danny K. Davis (IL)
Andre Carson (IN)
Andre Carson (IN)
Cedric Richmond (LA)
Elijah Cummings (MD)
Donna Edwards (MD)
John Conyers (MI)
Keith Ellison (MN)
Bernie Thompson (MS)
William Lacy Clay, Jr. (MO)
Emmanuel Cleaver (MO)
Steve Horsford (NV)
Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ)
Charles Rangel (NY)
Ed Towns (NY)
Gregory Meeks (NY)
Hakeen Jeffries (NY)
Yvette D. Clarke (NY)
Mel Watt (NC)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
Marcia Fudge (OH)
Joyce Beatty (OH)
Chaka Fattah (PA)
Jim Clyburn (SC)
Tim Scott (SC)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
Shiela Jackson Lee (TX)
Al Green (TX)
Marc Veasey (TX)
Robert C. Scott (VA)
Gwen Moore (WI)

Hispanic American Congressmen

Ed Pastor (AZ)
Raúl Grijalva (AZ)
Xavier Becerra (CA)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)
Loretta Sanchez (CA)
Joe Baca (CA)
Grace Napolitano (CA)
Linda Sánchez (CA)
Raul Ruiz (CA)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Juan Vargas (CA)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL)
Mario Diaz-Balart (FL)
Joe Garcia (FL)
Raúl Labrador (ID)
Luis Gutiérrez (IL)
Robert Menendez (NJ)
Albio Sires (NJ)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM)
Ben R. Luján (NM)
José Serrano (NY)
Nydia Velázquez (NY)
Ted Cruz (TX)
Rubén Hinojosa (TX)
Joaquin Castro (TX)
Henry Cuellar (TX)
Pete Gallego (TX)
Bill Flores (TX)
Filemon Vela, Jr (TX)
Jaime Herrera (WA)

Asian American Congressmen

Mike Honda (CA)
Doris Matsui (CA)
Judy Chu (CA)
Mark Takano (CA)
Ami Bera (CA) (Pending results, but ahead as of 11/11/12)
Daniel Inouye (HI)
Mazie Hirono (HI)
Colleen Hanubusa (HI)
Tulsi Gabbard (HI)
Tammy Duckworth (IL)
Grace Meng (NY)
Robert C. Scott (VA)
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:56 PM
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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By state:

AL - 1
AZ - 2
CA - 16 (if Ami Bera is elected, will be 17)
FL - 7
GA - 4
HI - 4
ID - 1
IL - 5
IN - 1
LA - 1
MD - 2
MI - 1
MS - 1
MO - 2
NV - 1
NJ - 3
NM - 2
NY - 8
NC - 2
OH - 2
PA - 1
SC - 2
TX - 11
VA - 1 (Robert Scott is half Filipino/half African American)
WA - 1
WI - 1

1) New York and Illinois elected their first Asian representative (Grace Meng and Tammy Duckworth); hence they join California in having representatives from all 4 "races" represented in congress.
2) Nevada elected their first minority representative.
3) Texas (Ted Cruz) joins Florida (Marco Rubio) and New Jersey (Robert Menendez) in having a Hispanic Senator.

Out of everyone elected, only 8 Hispanic members of Congress, 1 Black member of Congress, and 0 Asian members of Congress are Republican.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:16 AM
Location: London, UK
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Great post and so encouraging to not just people of colour, but all Americans.

This could increase by 1 as well in the Senate. If John Kerry is named Secretary of State as rumored it would open up a Senate seat in Massachusetts. The democrats are expected to push for 1 of these 2 candidates.

- Carmen Ortiz: USDOJ: US Attorney's Office - District of Massachusetts - Meet the U.S. Attorney
- Setti Warren: Setti Warren | Mayor of Newton, MA

There is also a rumor that Deval Patrick (Together PAC) may step down as Governor to challenge for the seat himself.
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