July 25, 2020

Black and gay: New York progressives aim to shake up US Congress

New York (AFP) – Energized by the US’s massive anti-racism protests, history-making progressives ¬†from New York — young, black, Latino and gay — want to shake up Congress’s status quo when they are likely elected in November.Mondaire Jones, 33, and Afro-Latino Ritchie Torres, 32, are set to become the first black, openly gay members of the House of Representatives following the November 3 vote.Galvanized by the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, they recently won primaries to become the Democratic Party’s candidates in districts that overwhelmingly vote Democrat, all but securing their elect…

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