People around the world have been glued to their TV screens overnight, waiting to see the US election 2020 results. At the time of writing (6:26 am) it’s too early to tell if Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts have all won the seats they already held. Rashida Tlaib is expected to be re-elected in the state of Michigan.
The four members of Congress – young, multiracial, working-class women who epitomise the sort of progression Trump and conservatives like him reject – have made names for themselves since 2018, repeatedly challenging the president on racism, welfare, healthcare and other pressing social issues.
Omar has reacted to the news with a powerful tweet, simply writing: “Our sisterhood is resilient.”
Ocasio-Cortez also shared her response, tweeting: “Serving New York-14 and fighting for working-class families in Congress has been the greatest honour, privilege and responsibility of my life.”
She added: “Thank you to the Bronx and Queens for re-electing me to the House despite the millions spent against us, and trusting me to represent you once more.”
Pressly shared her news with the people of Massachusetts, saying: “Together, we have fought for our shared humanity. We have organised. We have mobilised. We have legislated our values.”
She continued: “I am so proud to be your Congresswoman and your partner in the work. I believe in the power of us. And we’re just getting started.”
Regardless of what happens with the final results later, these are wins that truly deserve to be celebrated.