This New Yorker Cover Shows Why the Midterms Were so Huge for Women and People of Color

Barry Blitt strikes again.

If you’re still wondering whether the midterms were a win for women and people of color, The New Yorker just previewed its upcoming cover—which aptly illustrates why the results were a cause for celebration.

A record number of women were elected to Congress on Tuesday night. (Most are Democrats.) They include the first Native American women (Sharice Davids in Kansas’ 3rd District and Deb Haaland in New Mexico’s 1st), the first Muslim women (Rashida Tlaib in Michigan’s 13th and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota’s 5th), and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress (29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th.)

You can read more about the story behind the cover, which was illustrated by Barry Blitt, right here. And while you’re at it, read our fun interview with Blitt about drawing, among other things, The Donald.

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Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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