Tonight Sharice Davids became the first Native woman elected to U.S. Congress and the first openly LGBTQ U.S. Congress member from Kansas.

 

Davids ran on a platform to ensure every student has access to public education, every American has access to affordable health care, every DACA recipient is protected and has a pathway to citizenship, and every LGBTQ person has full federal protections through the Equality Act. She ousted Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS), who has earned a “zero” in the past three Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Congressional Scorecards.

 

“Sharice Davids made history tonight as the next congresswoman from Kansas, showing the Trump-Pence administration that LGBTQ people of color are here, visible and that our fight for equality continues to move forward,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “From civil rights to health care to education, on issue after issue, Davids is committed to making the United States a stronger, more vibrant and inclusive nation. We look forward to working closely with Congresswoman Davids to pass commonsense federal protections for LGBTQ people through the Equality Act.”

 

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