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Rashida Harbi Tlaib

A Trailblazer for Social Justice and Palestinian Advocacy

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Date of Birth:



Detroit, Michigan, USA

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

First Muslim Woman in Michigan Legislature, Vocal Advocate for Palestinian Rights

Brief bio

Rashida Tlaib is a Palestinian-American politician, serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district. Known for her passionate advocacy on behalf of marginalized communities and her critical stance on U.S. foreign policy regarding Israel, Tlaib has become a prominent voice in American politics.

Major Milestones


  • First Muslim Woman in Michigan Legislature (2008): Broke barriers as the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature.

  • U.S. House of Representatives (2018): Elected to the U.S. House, becoming one of the first two Muslim women in Congress.

  • Advocacy Against Injustice: Known for her staunch opposition to systemic injustices, including her efforts against local pollution and corporate malfeasance in Detroit.

  • Prominent Voice on Palestine: Outspoken about Palestinian rights, advocating for policy changes and humanitarian support for Palestine.

  • Community Engagement: Continuously works within her community to address issues such as environmental justice, civil rights, and economic inequality.

  • Legislative Initiatives: Introduced and supported numerous bills aimed at addressing social, economic, and environmental injustices.

  • Support for Marginalized Communities: Advocated for minority communities, emphasizing the need for inclusive policies and equal rights.

  • Environmental Justice: Led initiatives against pollutants affecting her district, actively engaging in grassroots campaigns to protect public health.

  • International Advocacy: Strongly advocates for Palestinian rights and criticizes U.S. foreign policy that supports oppressive practices against Palestinians...See More

  • Community and Political Engagement: Uses her platform to amplify voices of the underrepresented, pushing for systemic changes through legislation and public discourse...See More

Date of Last Update: 
June 26, 2024

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