New progressive members of Congress posted photos on social media on Monday celebrating the diversity of the freshman class headed to Washington, D.C.
Tlaib and Pressley also shared photos of the incoming congresswomen.
“#DreamTeam in Congress,” Tlaib wrote in a post.
The newly elected representatives are in D.C. for the Congressional Progressive Caucus new member orientation. In an Instagram story, Ocasio-Cortez described it as “a pre-orientation for progressive members of Congress” that takes place a day before the start of the general orientation for freshman members of Congress on Tuesday.
Several veteran Congress members were present for the Congressional Progressive Caucus orientation, including Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.).
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who was elected in 2017 and who serves as the caucus’ vice chair, introduced the new members at Monday’s orientation.
“What we see in the people’s House is much more reflective of the country,” Jayapal said.
The New Yorker highlighted the diversity of the incoming freshman class in a recent cover. Titled “Welcome to Congress,” the cover nodded to last week’s historic midterm elections. At least 100 women ― among them 40 women of color ― won House seats, the largest number of women ever elected to the chamber.
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place