15 things I'm happy about today...

  1. The first openly gay governor: Jared Polis of Colorado.

  2. The youngest ever member of Congress: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

  3. The first Muslim women in the House: Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

  4. The first Native American women in the house: Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico.

  5. The first black woman to represent Massachusetts in the House: Ayanna Pressley.

  6. Abolishment of unpaid prison labor in Colorado.

  7. The first Latinas from Texas in the House of Representatives: Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia.

  8. About 1.5 million ex-felons in Florida have regained the right to vote in 2019.

  9. Medicaid expansion in Utah, Idaho, and Nebraska.

  10. Legalized marijuana in Michigan, Nebraska and Missouri.

  11. Higher minimum wages in Nebraska and Missouri.

  12. Retroactive reforms in Florida.

  13. Required unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases in Lousiana.

  14. A variety of amendments to expand the right to vote in Florida, Michigan, Colorado, Nevada, Maryland and Utah.

  15. Stronger gun control laws in Washington.

More diversity, more equality, and more humanity.

via CNN, Huffpost, and Vox