Minneapolis elects transgender woman to City Council

09 November, 2017, 01:56 | Author: Cassandra Gardner
  • PM-1510111441

According to the Post, Roem said on Tuesday night, as her margin of victory became clear, "Discrimination is a disqualifier".

She won 73 percent of the first-choice votes. She said she hopes to further that sort of development across more Minneapolis neighborhoods once she takes her seat on the City Council in January. Her campaign platform, the Advocate reported, included "affordable housing, raising the minimum wage, addressing youth violence as a matter of public health and supporting minority artists". According to the Advocate, Althena Garrison, a black woman, was the first transgender person elected to state legislature in 1992, but did not campaign openly with her gender and was violently ousted by The Boston Herald.

"Andrea Jenkins shattered a glass ceiling tonight - becoming the first out trans woman ever elected to the city council of a major US city". Roem soundly defeated Bob Marshall, a longtime Republican delegate who sponsored legislation that would have restricted transgender bathroom use and who called himself the state's "chief homophobe".

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, President and CEO of Victory Fund, a PAC dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders, cheered Jenkins' victory. She won a 2011 Bush Fellowship to work on transgender issues, and now curates the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte right to drop David Luiz, says Ray Wilkins
Conte meanwhile will be crossing his fingers hoping that his men avoid injury during games with their respective national teams. The Times say Luiz confronted his manager on Thursday and questioned his tactics.

'As an African American trans-identified woman, I know firsthand the feeling of being marginalized, left out, thrown under the bus, ' Jenkins said in her winning speech.

One political researcher estimates that there are at least 29 openly transgender politicians running races in the US during the 2017 and 2018 elections.

'I'm really, really deeply proud of my community'.

Andrea Jenkins is now the first openly trans woman of color elected to the city council of a major USA city.

AMD Delivers Semi-Custom Graphics Chip For New Intel Processor
Chip rivals AMD and Intel today unveiled a partnership that will take on fellow chip maker Nvidia in high-performance graphics. The chip would be powerful enough to run high-end video games on a thin and lightweight notebook PC, they said.

Jenkins has more than 25 years of public service experience.

Andrea Jenkins this week became the first trans person of colour elected to any office in the USA, and people are overjoyed. We don't just want a seat at the table, we want to set the table'.

It was a history making night in the United States with Virginian Democrat, Danica Roem, becoming the first trans woman to win a state seat. There's also Kim Coco Iwamoto, a trans woman who served two terms on the Hawaii Board of Education after she was elected in November 2006.

Lisa Middleton became the first transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in California.

Broadcom offers $103 billion for Qualcomm, sets up takeover battle
Industry analysts believe that if Apple does not challenge the deal, it's one hurdle that Broadcom will have cleared. Broadcom had $5.25 billion in cash and cash equivalent as of July 30.

Tyler Titus is the first openly trans person ever elected in Pennsylvania.

Recommended:



Popular

Rail strike latest: RMT members walk out as Southern train drivers settle
Driver will be responsible for opening and closing train doors, with guards transferred to the role of the on-board supervisor. A Transport Department spokesperson accused the RMT of attempting to disrupt passengers as part of a "political game".

Apple plans to have augmented-reality headsets by 2020
The new AR operating system is also dubbed "rOS", much like tvOS is for Apple TV and macOS is for Macs, Bloomberg reported . In a recent earnings report , CEO Tim Cook said that the AR technology will "change the way we use technology forever".

Scientists: Sheep recognize faces as people
A sheep "model" of Huntington's disease has been bred, displaying similar brain and social changes as witnessed in human patients. They did this by rewarding the sheep food when they went to the picture of one of celebrities, and not an unfamiliar face.

Packages sent to Scottish Parliament 'not suspicious'
Earlier part of the Scottish parliament building had been evacuated after the discovery of white powder sent to Conservative MSPs. A Scottish Parliament spokesman said: "An incident has occurred requiring the evacuation of the MSP building at Holyrood".

Apple 'moved offshore funds to Jersey' after Ireland tax crackdown
The Government also shut off the so-called "double Irish", which allowed companies to funnel profits into tax havens. With this maneuver, the group disclosed lower profits than it had in reality and paid fewer taxes.

Himachal Pradesh elections 2017 turns into huge battle between BJP and Congress
The party has promised interest-free loans to farmers, laptops for students, jobs for youth and special grade pay-scale for all employees.

Twenty-First Century Fox And Walt Disney Said To Be In Talks
So it would definitely be interesting to see how a more-focused-on sports Fox would do, and how investors would react. The company could not own two broadcast networks and would therefore not buy the Fox broadcast network.

The Giants Gave Up A Touchdown On Third And 33
NY has dominated the all-time series of late, winning seven straight meetings since being edged by the Rams 15-14 in 2001. Goff threw three touchdowns in the first half, finishing with 311 yards passing in arguably his best game as a pro.

Saudi Arabian heir tightens his grip on power
The 62-year-old is one of the largest shareholders in Citigroup and also owns stakes in News Corp and Twitter . The Saudi Interior Ministry said early Monday that the crash happened in Saudi Arabia's Asir province.

Donald Trump calls for death penalty for NYC truck attack suspect
The plan was carried out on Halloween because he believed there would be more people on the street, investigators said. He also said that he had been inspired by watching Islamic State videos and began planning the attack a year ago.