We Still Made History on Election Day
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

We Still Made History on Election Day

We now have the most racially diverse House and Senate America has ever seen.

We Still Made History on Election Day
Pinal Partnership

On November 8, 2016, we were one step away from electing our first female President of the United States. Instead, the outcome of Election Day proved us all wrong and shocked not only America, but the entire world that instead the Republican nominee, now President-elect Donald Trump had won the 270 needed electoral votes to win the White House. In the sadness and frustration of America who in this crucial election were fighting to keep and improve women, LGBT+, Black, Latino, Muslim, immigrant, and minorities in general's rights, the change in power from Democratic to Republican (as well as Congress now being majorly Republican post-election) is a frightening time due to the uncertainty of how this change will affect all of the political and social progress that we have made in the past eight years. However, in the light of to many of us a disappointing Presidential outcome, we have still made history by electing a historical amount of women, Latinos, and Asians into the House and Senate, making them the most diverse America has ever seen.

Even though we were not able to elect our nation's first female President, we still made history, especially for women.

1. Catherine Cortez Masto (D, Nevada) is the first Latina to be elected into the Senate.

2. Adriano Espaillat (D, New York) is the first ever Dominican-American as well as formerly undocumented immigrant elected into Congress.

3. Kamala Harris is (D, California) the first Indian-American as well as the second black female elected into the Senate.

4. Ilhan Omar (D, Minnesota) is the first Somali-American Muslim female elected as a state legislator.

5. Tammy Duckworth (D, Illinois) is the first Thai-American female elected into the Senate.

6. Pramila Jayapal (D, Washington) is the first Indian-American female elected into the U.S. House of Representatives.

7. Stephanie Murphy (D, Florida) is the first Vietnamese-American female elected into Congress.

8. Kate Brown (D, Oregon) is the first LGBT+ female elected as a state Governor.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

TikTok Made Me Buy It: Flawless's Skincare Fridge

I bought and tested one of TikTok's popular products so you don't have to.


I spend a lot of time on TikTok and I never know whether the products I see are worth it or not, especially when I'm looking at the price. For Christmas, my aunt got me a gift card to Ulta. I didn't know what to buy. I have way too many palettes and lipsticks. I have my essentials. What else could I need? Then it hit me that I saw a lot of people these past few months showing off their skincare fridges. So, the second I thought of it I went on the Ulta app and bought it. So, here are my thoughts.

Keep Reading... Show less

37 Cute And Unique Pinterest Board Titles

Let's be real, the hardest part about Pinterest is thinking of a cute title for your board.


I don't know about anyone else but I have recently become re-obsessed with Pinterest. Like, I am spending a stupid amount of time on Pinterest daily now. While I have been binging Pinterest I have found that I love making cute and aesthetic boards but it is SO hard to come up with a name to match it. So, I scoured the internet and my brain for you. Happy pinning!

Keep Reading... Show less

This Is What Type Of Person You Are Based On Your Favorite Cereal

Your cereal preference reveals more than you think.

Photo by Nyana Stoica on Unsplash

Whether you eat cereal for breakfast or a late-night snack, you probably have a favorite. Little did you know that what you prefer says a lot about your personality.

Keep Reading... Show less
Alexis Hoffman

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all know that cutting out social interaction has taken its toll.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked Instagram How 2020 Was, And Maybe It Wasn't The Worst Year Ever

2020 is a year to remember but it's not as bad as we made it out to be.


It's finally 2021 and we're honestly all just happy that 2020 is over. I decided to ask my Instagram followers how they felt about 2020 and the results were a little more mixed up than expected.

Keep Reading... Show less

Ever since I watched "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days," I've been a major Matthew McConaughey fan. I've seen most of his movies, and I definitely got way too excited when he finally made an Instagram! So when he announced he would be releasing a memoir titled "Greenlights," I knew I absolutely had to get my hands on this book. And so did the rest of the world, as the book began to flood social media.

Truthfully, I would much rather read a fiction book and dive into another world than read a nonfiction book - even if it is one of my favorite celebrities. But I had a feeling this book wouldn't disappoint or bore.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Armie Hammer Scandal Discourse Is Kink Shaming And Harming Actual Victims

The rumors surrounding Armie Hammer has resulted in some very toxic and harmful discourse.


Sex is something that occupies a very significant place in our lives. Even asexual people can have an active sex life. With the various types of people that comprise this world, it obviously results in various sexual interests. And unconventional people can engage in some pretty unconventional sex practices. Even the most conventional people on the surface might surprise us with their sexual fantasies.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments