The Squad (United States Congress) facts for kids
The Squad is the informal name for a group of four progressive women elected in the 2018 midterm elections in the United States House of Representatives. It is made up of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. All are women of color under 50, have been supported by the Justice Democrats and are in the left wing of the Democratic Party.
The group has been said to represent the diversity of a younger political generation inspired by the Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign. Ocasio-Cortez named the group the "Squad" name in an Instagram post a week after Election Day, 2018.
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