The New Yorker has always done a good job of pushing the envelope when it comes to its cover depiction. For one of its more recent covers, The New Yorker showed the changing demographic for the upcoming 2019 Congress.
According to Huffington Post, at “least 100 women won House seats ― including 40 of color ― the largest number of women ever elected to the chamber. The winners included Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, the first Muslim women elected to Congress; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who at 29 years old is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress; Veronica Escobar, the first Latina sent to Congress from Texas; and Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland, who are set to become the nation’s first Native American congresswomen.”
This is a major shift and one that is set to continue. With a new face of Congress, one that is more representative of the population, its ability to get things done will be tested.
But will we see a change in results? Well, the first step is to vote for new contenders, with new ideas of change that match today’s environment. After that, we as a nation can only hope that the new leadership will stick to their promises. Time will tell what happens, but we are in a transition period, and I am excited to see what comes of it.
Congratulations to those elected! Now time to connect with the opposite party and get things done that benefit the nation.