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Rashida Tlaib

Running for U.S. House of Representatives, District 13
Election: Nov. 6, 2018

Rashida Tlaib is a mother fighting for justice for all. Rashida made history in 2008, becoming the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Michigan Legislature. In her three terms as a State Representative for Detroit, Ecorse, and River Rouge, Rashida passed bills to reform the scrap metal industry and created new consumer protections for people taken advantage of by payday lenders and mortgage scammers. Rashida appropriated millions for public schools, free health clinics, and Meals on Wheels, and she operated a free neighborhood service center that helped more than 10,000 families through everyday issues. After being term-limited, Rashida joined the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, where she litigated against Michigan's Republican governor to end discriminatory emergency management, stop the use of drivers license fees that amounted to a poor tax, and to force the administration to pay unemployment benefits to workers it falsely accused of fraud.