Two Transgender Women Running For US Congress Could Make History
Primary voters in Utah and Colorado have voted two transgender women to run for the US Congress.
Two transgender women have been selected by primary voters in Utah and Colorado to run for the US Congress in November. Snow, 30, a Utah grocery store clerk, is running for the Senate, and Plowright, 33, a Colorado army veteran and former Microsoft employee, is running for the House of Representatives.
“While I’m not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as a trans woman have given me the empathy to understand the struggles of groups that feel that the American Dream is out of reach,” Snow said in a statement.
“I’m running to give a voice to the voiceless.”
Plowright is not the first transgender candidate to run for the House.The late Karen Kerin, of Vermont, ran for the House as a Republican in 2000 but lost overwhelmingly to Bernie Sanders.
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