Rashida Tlaib: From Detroit organizer to D.C. lawmaker

Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan says that grassroots organizing made the Squad’s election to Congress possible. “We ran with no corporate PAC money,” says Tlaib on a panel alongside Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley. “We ran talking about our immigrant stories, our backgrounds, our parents.” Tlaib discusses how her Detroit working-class upbringing in a “UAW household” continues to influence her work as a lawmaker. “You were part of one family — the UAW, right?” says Tlaib. “You organized, and it was one big organization against the corporate greed, pushing back and saying, ‘I deserve human dignity, I deserve to be able to take care of my family.'”

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