It presents a new wave of Democrat politicians: They’re non-white, they’re women, they’re LGBT+ and they’re powerful. Each of the six women have been stitched into the fabric of history.
Pressley will become Massachusetts’ first black congresswoman; Omar will be the first hijab-wearing member of the House; Haaland and Davids will be the first indigenous women in Congress; Davids will also be the first openly LGBT+ person to represent Kansas.
Ocasio-Cortez’s followers are loving the photo and what it means.
One proud Instagram user wrote: "Beautiful colors [sic]. Progress is slow, but it comes. Good luck beautiful ladies and thank you! Us."
Another added: "This picture is so inspirational. #girlpower."
A third supporter revealed: "I am 75 and all I can say is IT’S ABOUT TIME!!! You go girls!!!!" And another gave a celebratory roar: "Representatives that are representing."