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Delia Ramirez: Illinois Elects First Latina Congressmember; Ran on Medicare for All, Imm. Reform

Democracy Now speaks with Congressmember-elect Delia Ramirez, who won her election for Illinois's newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District Tuesday, making her the first Latina elected to Congress from Illinois. Ramirez is a progressive Democratic state representative who is the daughter of Guatemalan immigrants and the wife of a DACA recipient. She campaigned on expanding healthcare and housing access for working people, as well as passing the DREAM Act. "I represent an electorate that is growing — an electorate that expects us to deliver to all people and put the politics to the side and make working families a priority," says Ramirez. "We understand the importance of multicultural coalition building for all working people."

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