Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.
Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim and Palestinian-American woman in Congress after winning her primary race in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday.
Tlaib is all but guaranteed to win the seat once held by John Conyers, a long-serving Democratic congressman who resigned last year over sexual harassment allegations.
Tlaib’s win means that for the first time, at least one Muslim woman will join the 116th Congress. And she may not be alone in making history; three other Muslim women candidates are still competing in Democratic primaries later this month and next.…