Rashida Tlaib, U.S. Representative for Michigan

Rashida Tlaib

U.S. Representative for Michigan

Rashida Harbi Tlaib was born in July 1976 in Detroit, Michigan. She earned an undergraduate degree from Wayne State University and a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She interned for a Michigan state representative.

She served six years as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, after which she worked several years at Sugar Law Center in Detroit, a nonprofit group that provides free legal representation for workers. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2019.

She is divorced from Fayez Tlaib, and they have two sons. She is a Muslim.

In the News…

Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan has called for the U.S. Supreme Court to be expanded in order to create more balance and stability.

The Court is considering a case involving the potential liability of a union for damages caused by a strike after workers walked off their jobs at a concrete company. 

In a tweet, Congresswoman Tlaib said, “The right to strike is the single most powerful tool workers have to fight corporate greed and injustice in their workplace and it’s currently on trial at the extremist Supreme Court.”  She then added, “Expand the Court.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Tlaib today?  You can let her know at:

The Honorable Rashida Tlaib
Representative for Michigan
2438 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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