2020 US election wins you might have missed: State Senator Sarah Mcbride

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Aside from the obvious one, the United States 2020 presidential election has brought on many wins for the future of the US and for humanity at large. Follow along this series to learn about the people who made history in the elections and to find more reasons for celebration.

After 5 gruelling days with all the world’s eyes on the United States, Democratic party candidate Joe Biden has won the presidential race, defeating Donald Trump. His running mate Kamala Haris became the first woman, the first black woman and the first woman of Indian descent to be elected vice president

By all means, there is still so much wrong with the US and world politics at large, but for a moment we get to bask in the good news. To prolong the feelings of hope and energise us to take action, we will be sharing more good news of people who have been recently elected or appointed to serve the people of the US. Our first candidate: State Senator-Elect Sarah Mcbride.

State Senator-Elect Sarah Mcbride

Democratic candidate Sarah Mcbride won the Delaware State Senate election, becoming the first State Senator who publicly identifies as a trans woman. After her inauguration, Mcbride will be the highest-ranking trans official in the US Government.

Mcbride received 73% of the votes in Delaware’s District 1, overwhelmingly beating her Republican opponent.

After winning the election, Sarah McBride said, "I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too."

A former spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, Sarah McBride is largely credited for passing the Delaware Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act. The legislation that provides trans people equal legal protection, making it illegal to discriminate against people in employment, housing, insurance, and public accommodations based on their gender identity.

A lifelong activist and advocate for human rights, Mcbride’s politics for Delaware focus on affordable healthcare for all, paid leave for families, supporting public schooling and reforming the criminal justice system.

I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too

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