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Mondaire Jones, Ritchie Torres Elected First Openly Gay Black Congressmen

HeadlineNov 04, 2020

Also here in New York, Democrats Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres are set to become the first two openly gay Black men elected to Congress, replacing lawmakers who are retiring after decades in Washington. Mondaire Jones spoke with Democracy Now! on election night.

Mondaire Jones: “I’m so thrilled to be running on a platform of Medicare for All, the only healthcare proposal that would literally ensure everyone in the richest nation of the world has healthcare in the midst of a global pandemic, where people have been losing their health insurance as they have lost their jobs.”

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