Rashida Tlaib is an attorney and politician from Detroit, the United States. Moreover, Rashida Tlaib has served in the Michigan House of Representatives from Democratic Party. Rashida also represents Michigan’s 13th district in Congress.
Table of Biography
Rashida Tlaib was born in Detroit, Michigan, the United States on July 24, 1976. Rashida’s zodiac sign is Leo and she is currently 45 years old. Moreover, Rashida’s real birth name is Rashida Harbi Elabed. Rashida is also the oldest of fourteen children born to Palestinian immigrants. Rashida’s father is from Beit Haina and her mother is from Beit Ur-El Foka, Ramallah. Moreover, Rashida is of Palestinian ethnicity and holds American nationality.
Additionally, Rashida served as the family translator during her childhood while her family spoke Arabic at home. Besides that, there is no more information regarding Rashida’s parents, siblings, and early childhood life. Looking at Rashida’s success, we can assume that she was well raised by her parents in her hometown.
Rashida Tlaib studied and completed her high school at Southwestern High School. Later, Rashida studied and completed her graduation at Wayne State University. After that, Rashida studied at Western Michigan University’s Colley Law School and received her degree.
Rashida Tlaib started working for the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) after receiving her degree. In 2004, Rashida started her intern for a Michigan state representative and joined the legislator’s staff in 2007. Rashida became the first Muslim woman after becoming the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008.
Moreover, Rashida fought against pollution affecting her constituents as a state legislator. Furthermore, Rashida also served three terms from 2009 to 2014 before facing term limits. In 2014, Rashida also ran for the Michigan Senate but failed to win.
Rashida also spoke up about sexual harassment by a Michigan director of the American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee before the “Me Too” movement. Moreover, the Michigan director resigned from his post in 2013 due to the allegation made against him. Rashida worked for the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice after completing her term in the state legislature.
Moreover, Rashida handled matters ranging from anti-bigotry initiatives to standing against tax breaks for wealthy people and businesses during her work in Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice. During Donald Trump’s campaign as the Republic presidential nominee in 2016, Rashida shouted at him to ask if he would ever read the Constitution and was thrown out of a Michigan event.
Rashida won a race by 900 votes and became the Democratic nominee in Michigan’s 13th district in 2018. Moreover, Rashida received 88.7 percent of the vote in the 2018 general election. Furthermore, Rashida became the first Palestinian American woman elected to Congress. Additionally, Rashida also favors progressive priorities like $15 minimum wages, Medicare for all, debt-free college, and immigration reform as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Moreover, Rashida also proposed legislation to expand federal civil rights law, decried the impact of corporate money on politics, and marched against police brutality. In 2020, Rashida won the general election against the Republican candidate.
During an interview in May 2019, Rashida spoke about the formation of Israel resulted in some Republicans taking her words out of context and accusing her of antisemitism. Rashida also backs the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign, which attempts to pressure Israel to change its policies against Palestinians. Israel’s government opposed the movement and banned Rashida and Omar from making a planned visit to Israel.
Achievements and Net Worth
Talking about Rashida’s awards and nominations, she hasn’t won them so far. Moreover, looking at Rashida’s success and fan following, we can presume that she will certainly win some of them in the coming years.
Rashida Tlaib has garnered a significant amount of money as an attorney and politician. The estimated net worth of Rashida is around $800 thousand US dollars. However, there is no further information about Rashida’s salary and other sources of income.
Rashida married her husband Fayez Tlaib at the age of 22 in 1998. Moreover, Rashida and Fayez have two sons named Adam and Yousif. However, Rashida and Fayez divorced in 2015 but there is no information about their divorce. The spokesperson referred to Rashida as a single mother in the 2018 campaign.
Talking about Rashida’s rumors and controversy, she’s not a part of them until now. Besides that, Rashida is focusing on her personal and professional life. Moreover, Rashida likes to keep a distance from the rumors and the controversy.
Body Measurement and Social media
Rashida Tlaib stands at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 55 Kg. Rashida has black hair and black eyes. Moreover, Rashida’s bra size is 33B and her body measurements are 34-28-34.
Rashida Tlaib is pretty active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Her Instagram account @rashidatlaib has over 502K followers. On Twitter, Rashida has over 1.4 million followers. Rashida has 50,138 followers on her official Facebook page. Moreover, Rashida also has a self-titled YouTube channel with 314 subscribers.