#HoldTheFloor

I’m so glad to know that the people I elected sat in to stand up for me. I hope they will keep fighting to make this country a safer place for me and my family. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #HoldTheFloor
Watch Rep. Lewis give remarks on the House floor about the protest to get votes on gun safety.

#NoBillNoBreak

It’s so sad that #NoFlyNoBuy & Background Check can’t pass in Congress. Republicans are more scared of the #NRA than their own constituents. The people of this country want stricter gun control laws, and we elected you. It’s time to listen to us, or you won’t have to worry about needing the NRA’s money. We need #GunControl. #NoBillNoBreak

#SheWoke: Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls

I don’t know how I missed this last month, but I’m so glad to hear about this historic caucus. It definitely touched my heart and soul to see my Soror,  U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, formed part of this historical coalition. In the wake of Amy Joyner-Francis’ death, we need a caucus to protect our girls and each other. I would love to find out how to become part of this caucus. 

From Black Voices on The Huffington Post:

Three black women in congress made history on Tuesday when they announced the formation of the first and only Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.

U.S. Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) confirmed the news in a press release issued by the U.S. House of Representatives. The release described the caucus as a group devoted to creating public policy that “eliminates significant barriers and disparities experienced by black women.” 

Here’s the impact of having two Latinas run for Congress in the D.C. suburbs

The impact of having two Latinas run for Congress in the D.C. suburbs #Elections2016 #Politics #LatinoTwitter http://ow.ly/4mI7v4