Congress, President Obama, Rashida discussed on Clark Howard


A woman President Obama. Didn't win down here at all. And my my opponent is more like Obama that is Hillary right now the race for the forty eighth district is viewed by most as a tossup Steve Futterman, CBS news Costa, Mesa, California. Meanwhile, Tuesday's elections could make history for women, especially if voters and the first female Muslims to congress that includes Michigan democrat Rashida to leave who correspondent Reno nine and met the first thing I think about when somebody says you're going to be the first Muslim is celebrate this moment, we changed. The course of history at a time. We thought it was impossible. And that if you just believe believe in the possibility of someone like me. Well, many have focused on her faith Rashida to leave says this moment is so much more for it to happen at a moment where we really have felt this moment of darkness at a moment. Where Islamic phobia is such a high rate. The key to have to read the Koran to love me love the actions. Love the things that I do look at those and that will help people get beyond whatever fear or stereotypical thing that they might be thinking about I will uplift you in so many ways not to leave wonder democratic primary in August and is running in Michigan's thirteenth congressional district. If she wins, she'll be one of the first Muslim women in congress. What was the moment where it hit? You hit me yet? I think people don't realize just how much of a roller coaster. It is. And it's it's happy chaos right now. That's what I describe it. As do you believe that a Muslim wave is coming to congress? I I'm all for not ways, I'm all for owning the ocean, not Muslims, but women. Joins the hundreds of women running for office this year, and like many of these candidates. She's also a mom don't talk. Lead was born in the mid seventies in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant. Parents. Her mom thought, the Ma says, she always believed her daughter would live the American dream. How does it feel to have your daughter be the next woman the know? She thinks God. I'm the girl from south west. He trade that didn't speak English when I started school. I was my mother's translator entire was probably twelve years old. And I remember how people looked at her. I remember the different things that were happening to my family as as we were getting, you know, situated and Byner first home in southwest. He trade watching my mother learned how to drive for the first time all of those experiences come with me and the cause closest to her heart immigration reform, your eyes well up when you talk about immigration. Yes. Why? So I went to a predominantly African American school. I didn't even understand like our immigration system. I knew my parents immigrated here, I think growing up in the community where your neighbors are impacted directly. It's hard and talking about walls and separation and detaining children. I think the immigration system, we have dehumanized. It. Do you feel that the Democratic Party is transforming into something different? I think it is a new time. It's a new era of the civil rights movement. It's time for a change arena nine reporting. And there's a new effort underway to get people to.

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