We could all use a little bit of magic in our lives. So, we created Magic Moments where we round up some of the best tidbits of female empowerment and general awesomeness of the week. Check it out!
While the 115th Congress is the most racially diverse in history, we have a long way to go in that arena, as well as in gender parity – Congress is made up of just 19.4 percent women. Nevertheless, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the women that are there now, taking whacks at that glass ceiling. Here are a few that made history being sworn in:
California’s former attorney general, Sen. Harris is the first Indian American (and second female African American) senator in US history. There’s already talk of making history at the White House and she’s been assigned to major committees including homeland security, intelligence, environment, and budget. She’d have an impressive team: her sister Maya Harris was the Clinton campaign’s senior policy advisor.
Today I was sworn-in to the U.S. Senate. I am humbled and honored to serve you and the people of California. Let’s get to work. pic.twitter.com/LRScLiYgsS
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 3, 2017
— Maya Harris (@mayaharris_) January 3, 2017
Catherine Cortez Masto
Sen. Cortez Masto is a former Nevada attorney general and federal criminal prosecutor. She’s our first Latina and Mexican American senator. Ever. Let that sink in.
It was great to be surrounded by family and friends on this special day. Now, let's get to work! pic.twitter.com/Epx1OxVSmt
— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) January 4, 2017
A two-term congresswoman from Illinois and Iraq vet, Sen. Duckworth is the first Thai American senator.
Today I begin my service as Illinois' US Senator. I’m honored to serve the people of Illinois, and ready to get to work pic.twitter.com/ArtXPImbFj
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) January 3, 2017
While we’re at it, enjoy this video of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi greeting the 65 Democratic women of the House of Representatives: