First Muslim Woman Set To Join US Congress
New York: A 42-year-old Muslim woman has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat in Michigan, bringing her closer to becoming the first female from the minority community to be elected to the US Congress, according to a media report.
Rasheeda Talib is the first Muslim woman to enter the Congress. She won the Democratic Party nomination at the 13th Congressional District in Michigan. Rashida won this nomination by competing against Brenda Jones. Elections will be held in November. Rasheeda won the election without the candidates from the Republican Party.
Rasheed Talib is a woman of Palestinian origin. Before she came into politics, she worked as a lawyer and social worker. Rasheeda was also the first Muslim woman to become a Michigan State lawmaker. She worked as a Michigan state legislator until 2009-2014.