Women in the House

Hancock International College is buzzing with excitement and we’re spreading the news to our ESL Students that women are making waves in in the House of Representatives! We are excited as always to see more women having a voice and hope in the near future we will know what it’s like to have a women as president!

Nbcnews.com says, “Women are heading to the House of Representatives in record-shattering numbers.

As of Thursday, 101 women have won House seats, breaking the current session’s record of 84 women. The number will rise: a handful of races remain undecided, including one between two women in California.

It is the latest in a year of record-breaking for women, who filed to run for Congress in historic numbers and won their primaries in historic numbers, too. So far, 122 women won their races out of 276 House, Senate, and gubernatorial candidates on the ballot: 12 women won Senate bids and nine women won gubernatorial races.

And it’s not just in the numbers: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman elected to the House, while Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to the House. Sharice Davids, a lesbian, lawyer and former mixed martial arts fighter, defeated a Republican incumbent in Kansas and will join Debra Haaland of New Mexico, another winning Democrat on Tuesday, as the first Native American women elected to Congress. Ayana Pressley became the first black woman to be elected to Congress by Massachusetts, and Jahana Hayes became the first black woman to be elected to Congress by Connecticut. New Mexico elected a woman to succeed another female governor, marking the first time the state has chosen back-to-back female governors.”

Full Article: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/how-did-women-candidates-do-2018-midterms-n932801

Idiom of the Day

Front of House

Meaning: The business aspects of a theater, especially those that relate to the audience.

Example: My sister works front of house, so she can definitely get us tickets to that show.