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Biden picks Rachel Levine, a trans woman, as assistant health secretary

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President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed positions nationwide. She won past confirmation by the Republican-majority Pennsylvania Senate and has emerged as the public face of the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond," Biden said in a statement. "She is a historic and deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts.”

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Live To Tell

this is so good and a massive step forward

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elijahfan

The way the Trumpists must be seething :ladyhaha: Welcome to an America that actually reflects society.

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Nano

The regressive conservatives can seethe. :ohwell: 

It's so good to see Mayor Pete and Dr. Levine in high ranking positions! :sara:

You chew beef, I wear meat.
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Killa

Wow i cant explain the rush of emotion i felt readig this

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Pop Music

this is an amazing moment in history

Gaga 💝Taylor 💝Carly Rae 💝Marina 💝Rina 💝Shania 💝Disney 💝Lush 💝Corey Fogelmanis
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Anderson123

These are good news to wake up to.

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Franch Toast

I hope she's confirmed; this will be so important. 

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GagaSine

Okay mama give the US universal healthcare, Queen! :flutter:

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imnotyourbabe10

This is great representation but I'm worried about the neolibs like Biden himself, Pete, and even Harris.  We had to get rid of the fascist but let's hold these centrist Dems' feet to the fire.  Thank goodness Bernie has the Senate Budget Committee Chair position in the Senate and that The Squad is still fighting!

Not trying to complain, but I was told over the last 4-5 years that if I voted blue no matter who, we could move (insert candidate) further left.  Fingers crossed!  I won't be so easily persuaded to vote Democrat if sweeping, progressive changes are not made in the next 4 years.

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CreamyBagel

So did he pick her for actual merit or for being trans/a token? :haroon:

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Runway
4 minutes ago, CreamyBagel said:

So did he pick her for actual merit or for being trans/a token? :haroon:

Funny how people only ever talk about merit when it’s a minority. If it was a white man his merit wouldn’t even be questioned. Thats racism’s heritage 

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bloody grammys
13 minutes ago, CreamyBagel said:

So did he pick her for actual merit or for being trans/a token? :haroon:

did you post this put of curiosity or because you're a transphobe? :haroon:

『𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝』
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