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No other Congress has ever looked like this

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No other Congress has ever looked like this

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The 116th class of Congress broke barriers before its members even set foot in Washington.

One example: Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who will be the first Somali-American member of Congress, noted the history of her election on Twitter on Wednesday night.

The 116th class of Congress broke barriers before its members even set foot in Washington.

One example: Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who will be the first Somali-American member of Congress, noted the history of her election on Twitter on Wednesday night.

Only 1 out of 36 newly elected female representatives in Congress is Republican – here's why it matters

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January 2, 2019

Only 1 out of 36 newly elected female representatives in Congress is Republican – here's why it matters

By Malliga Och, Idaho State University and Shauna Shames, Rutgers University

By Malliga Och, Idaho State University and Shauna Shames, Rutgers University

How women are changing the face of Congress

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January 2, 2019

How women are changing the face of Congress

History will be made in America on 3 January when a record number of women are sworn in as part of the 116th Congress.

History will be made in America on 3 January when a record number of women are sworn in as part of the 116th Congress.

Michelle Ciccolo, GLPP Alumna ’91, Wins 15th Middlesex District Seat in MA House of Representatives

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December 20, 2018

Michelle Ciccolo, GLPP Alumna ’91, Wins 15th Middlesex District Seat in MA House of Representatives

Michelle Ciccolo earned a Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate certificate in 1991 and a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) in 1995 at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

Michelle Ciccolo earned a Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate certificate in 1991 and a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) in 1995 at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

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Nevada becomes first state with majority of women in assembly

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As a single mother, Beatrice Duran never imagined that she would get involved in politics. When she moved to Las Vegas in 1985, her focus was on keeping “a solid job” as a food server to provide for her young daughter and, later, her son.

Opportunities to become involved in public life felt out of reach.

As a single mother, Beatrice Duran never imagined that she would get involved in politics. When she moved to Las Vegas in 1985, her focus was on keeping “a solid job” as a food server to provide for her young daughter and, later, her son.

Opportunities to become involved in public life felt out of reach.