by Samana Sheikh
Rashida Tlaib is the first muslim women to serve in the Michigan Legislature and is running this term as a Democrat to gain a position in Congress.
Tlaib has served three terms where she was able to raise her status to the Democratic chair for the House of Appropriations Committee. From this, she was able to secure millions of dollars for the Meals on wheels program for senior citizens, free health clinics, lead abatement and education funding.
The Meals on Wheels program was established to deliver food to individuals straight to their doorstep that were unable to afford it. This program has been able to help several across the state of Michigan and make a difference to their lives.
Tlaib in order to combat homelessness is also endorsing everyday issues such as raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour.
Some other policies that Tlaib endorses are standing up to unions, promoting homeownership, ending corporate welfare, equal pay for equal work, etc.
Tlaib originates from Palestine and is the eldest of 14. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Tlaib is fighting for the people, to promote justice and fairness especially with her law background.
“Serving in the U.S. Congress is about much more than voting on bills. It is about taking on the corporate bullies that taint our democratic process and pushing back when the system is broken. Voters will never wonder where I stand on an issue or if I will be there when needed. I will be side by side with them as we fight back against the Trump agenda together,” Rashida said. “It’s time to build a new legacy fighting for justice.”
Tlaib is running for the 13th Congressional district in Michigan. For further information on her policies visit her website.