Minneapolis elects transgender woman to City Council

Trans Woman Andrea Jenkins Elected to Minneapolis City Council

Trans Woman Andrea Jenkins Elected to Minneapolis City Council

Observers, though, say the election of Cunningham and Jenkins was part of a wave of transgender candidates across the country.

Jenkins won in the city's Eighth Ward, where she had been a policy aide to departing Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden.

Jenkins was officially elected to the Minneapolis City Council on Tuesday, November 7th. "Guess what, if I take a knee before I play a football game, I love this country", she said.

"The first order of business is to get cracking on police accountability and public safety in our community and to talk about affordable housing and making the city safe", Jenkins said.

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Lisa Middleton, elected to the Palm Springs City Council, is the first openly trans person to win a legislative seat in the state of California.

Her historic win was secured with 30 percent of the vote and makes her the first openly transgender candidate elected to a non-judicial office in the state's history.

"It's a long game and we're taking the long view", said Jenkins, who won a four-way race with 73 percent of the vote. While Roem focused her race on traffic and other local issues in Virginia's Prince William County, she faced Robert G. Marshall, a 13-term incumbent who has called himself Virginia's "chief homophobe" and introduced a "bathroom bill"-one that would have forced Roem and other transgender people to use public bathrooms matching the gender on her birth certificate-which was killed by fellow Republicans".

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, President and CEO of Victory Fund, a PAC dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders, cheered Jenkins' victory.

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Voter turnout was surprisingly high; Danica Roem became the first openly trans person in Virginia to be elected to state legislature, and Andrea Jenkins became the first openly transgender black woman to be elected to USA public office.

Jenkins, who is also an award-winning poet, writer, and performance artist, makes history alongside Danica Roem, a transgender woman who won a seat in Virginia's legislature. On top of that, Marshall also referred to Roem with male pronouns and refused to debate her. "So far, two trans women elected tonight!" "We don't just want a seat at the table, we want to set the table", according to Fox 9 news.

"Transgender people have been here forever, and black transgender people have been here forever". "That just shows how respected she is from her lifetime, decades of work, but also how she is someone who brings a glue, who brings a sense of connectedness, and, frankly, I think that's something the city needs right now".

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