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Sharice Davids

10/21/2019

article 5 KC area candidates never imagined running for office. Then they worked for Davids
(Kansas) -- Diane Kehres spent last year glued to her “Sharice Davids” campaign button as she organized events, made phone calls and knocked on doors for the...

10/8/2019

press release First Native American Congresswoman Sharice Davids endorses Shane Morigeau
(Montana) -- Today, U.S. Representative Sharice Davids endorsed current Montana Representative, Shane Morigeau, for Montana State Auditor. Congresswoman Davids is one of...

9/30/2019

article Sharice Davids to headline Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration activities
(Kansas) -- The Office of Diversity and Equity at the University of Kansas is helping the university and Lawrence communities mark the approach of Indigenous Peoples...

9/23/2019

article Sharice Davids: To close the pay gap for Native American women, pass the Paycheck Fairness Act
(USA) -- This year, April 2 marked Equal Pay Day, the symbolic date to which the average American woman has to work each year to earn the same pay her male peers earned...

8/15/2019

article Israel Bars Two Members of Congress from Visiting: Rep. Sharice Davids Calls for Decision to be Reversed
(Washington D.C.) -- The government of Israel on Thursday announced it will bar Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. The two freshmen...

8/4/2019

article AOC aide faces Fed investigation amid resignation: report
(Washington D.C.) -- The controversial chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who resigned on Friday is currently being investigated by federal...

8/2/2019

article Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, spokesman leave her office
(Washington D.C.) -- Saikat Chakrabarti, the controversial chief of staff to high-profile freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, will be leaving her office...

7/29/2019

article US Rep. Davids draws first GOP challenger in Kansas district
(Kansas) -- The former leader of a national disability rights group on Monday became the first Republican candidate seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids...

7/18/2019

article Democrats delete tweets attacking each other as members attempt to mend a racially-charged rift
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic lawmakers have deleted controversial tweets attacking each other as they attempt to mend a rift between left-wing House members and the...

7/15/2019

article Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids, thrust into Pelosi and AOC fight, downplays controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids has carefully avoided engaging in the daily controversies in Congress during her first seven months in office,...
article KANSAS CITY STAR: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owes Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids an apology for staffer’s tweet
(Kansas) -- U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff sucker punched U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas with an indefensible tweet saying she casts votes...

7/13/2019

article House Democrats Target AOC’s Chief of Staff After He Attacked Native American Lawmaker
(Washington D.C.) -- House Democrats attacked the chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) late July 12, the latest split on the left that highlights...

7/12/2019

article House Democratic Caucus rebukes Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Democratic Caucus issued a rebuke of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) chief of staff Friday evening amid a public spat...

6/20/2019

article Sharice Davids is making a name for herself in Congress fighting for equality
(Washington D.C.) -- Davids made history when she was elected to Congress last November, defeating four-term incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder. One of two Native American...

5/16/2019

article Republicans attack Native American rep for T-shirt about killing ‘colonizers’
(Kansas) -- The main campaign wing of House Republicans is attacking Rep. Sharice Davids over a photo showing her wearing a shirt it says endorses political violence,...

4/22/2019

article Rep. Sharice Davids reflects on her first 100 days in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- This mid-April, the freshman class of political office-holders celebrated its first 100 days in office. Among them is Sharice Davids, Ho-Chunk, an...

4/13/2019

article ‘Not a showoff.’ Sharice Davids’ quiet approach endears her to Democratic leaders
(Kansas) -- When Rep. Sharice Davids arrived in Washington, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver was eager to mentor his fellow Democrat, whose district sits on the other side of the...

3/24/2019

article Sharice Davids doesn’t commit to ‘Medicare for all’ or ‘Green New Deal’ at town hall
(Kansas) -- U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids said Sunday she can’t commit to supporting two policy proposals dominating debate within her party heading into the 2020...

1/25/2019

article Rep. Sharice Davids Named to Small Business Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03) has been named to the House Small Business Committee. The House Small Business Committee is responsible for overseeing...

1/17/2019

article Rep. Sharice Davids Named to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03) has been named to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Davids is the only Member from the...

1/4/2019

article New Kansas lawmakers sworn into Congress, vote for and against government funding deal
(Washington D.C.) -- Kansas Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids hoped to spend her first day in Congress helping to end a partial shutdown of the federal government....

12/29/2018

article In conservative Kansas, newly elected gay legislators try to make history
(Kansas) -- Protesters lined up outside, holding signs of condemnation. One read “God still hates fags.” A businessman warned that Christianity would be...

12/19/2018

article Gay Native American Representative Ready To Re-Shape The Future WATCH
(Washington D.C.) -- Representative-elect Sharice Davids, a gay Native American, said she is ready to “shape the future” of America in an appearance on NBC...

12/18/2018

article Rep.-elect Sharice Davids, a gay Native American, is ready to 'shape the future' of America
(Kansas) -- Rep.-elect Sharice Davids emerged as one of the most prominent faces of this year’s “rainbow wave,” which produced a record number of LGBTQ...
article VIDEO: Rep.-elect Sharice Davids, a gay Native American, talks politics, authenticity
(Kansas) -- Davids, the first gay Native American ever elected to Congress, talks about a more inclusive Washington, why all voices deserve to be heard and that viral...

12/8/2018

article First Native American woman in Congress has local ties
(Wisconsin) -- There has never been a Native American woman elected to Congress until now. Two Native American women were elected to Congress in November. One of those...

12/4/2018

article Kansas sees LGBTQ milestones, yet big change may come slowly
(Kansas) -- Kansas will swear in its first two openly LGBTQ state lawmakers next month and the new Democratic governor promises to end a ban on discrimination over...

11/30/2018

article New Kansas Rep. Davids to serve as co-Regional Whip
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep.-elect Sharice Davids will serve as co-Regional Whip for the Region 4 when the 116th Congress is sworn in Jan. 3, 2019. Davids, a Democrat...
article Why was Sharice Davids doing pushups on Capitol Hill? It’s all about the office
(Washington D.C.) -- Congresswoman-elect Sharice Davids showed off her physical fitness as she and other newly elected members of Congress waited to find out what...
press release Congresswoman-elect Sharice Davids elected as Regional Whip by colleagues
(Washington D.C.) -- Congresswoman-elect Sharice Davids (KS-03) was unanimously elected to the leadership position of Regional Whip in a vote conducted yesterday by...

11/25/2018

article Incoming Dem Sharice Davids announces support for Pelosi
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep.-elect Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) announced Saturday that she would support House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) in her bid to retake the...

11/14/2018

article Sharice Davids doesn’t want to get ‘in the weeds’ with Trump investigations
(Washington D.C.) -- Don’t expect Sharice Davids to join the chorus of Democrats clamoring for an onslaught of investigations into President Donald Trump’s...

11/7/2018

article Former MMA fighter Sharice Davids elected to Congress by Kansas voters
(Kansas) -- From a failed attempt at making it on “The Ultimate Fighter” to making political history on Election Day. How’s that for a turnaround? On...
article LGBT Native American Democrat wins Kansas 3rd District House race
(Kansas) -- Democrat Sharice Davids unseated Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in Tuesday’s election to become the nation’s first LGBT and Native American woman in...
article What It Was Like to See America’s First Queer Native Congresswoman Make History
(Kansas) -- The DJ was spinning a dance-mix of Belinda Carlisle in a mostly empty ballroom at the Embassy Suites in Olathe, Kansas. The room wasn’t empty for lack...
article Who Is Sharice Davids? Kansas Democrat Becomes First Openly LBGT Native American Woman Elected to House
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids has become Kansas's first openly LGBT woman elected to Congress, in a historic win for the Democratic Party. Fellow Democrat Deb Haaland,...

11/6/2018

article LGBT Native American Sharice Davids makes history with Kansas House win
(Kansas) -- Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids made history on Tuesday by becoming not only the state’s first openly gay woman of Congress but also the first Native...
article Sharice Davids makes history: Kansas’ 1st gay rep, 1st Native American woman in Congress
(Kansas) -- Kansas voters made history Tuesday when they selected Sharice Davids to be their next congresswoman. Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, will be the...
article Sharice Davids wins Kansas House race
(Kansas) -- Democrat Sharice Davids will win the race for Kansas' 3rd congressional district, NBC News projected, meaning she will unseat incumbent GOP Rep. Kevin...

11/4/2018

article Sharice Davids talks health care and the migrant caravan with The Star’s editorial board
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids, the Democratic candidate in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, met with The Kansas City Star editorial board and answered questions...

10/30/2018

article Political newcomer Davids longshot campaign could turn Republican-leaning district in Kansas blue
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids was a longshot in her campaign against four-term Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder. But ABC News partner FiveThirtyEight forecasts Davids with a...
article This Republican Congressman Has Really Twisted Himself Into a Pretzel With This One
(Kansas) -- Kevin Yoder, a Republican congressman who is facing a tough reelection battle in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, is criticizing his Democratic...

10/29/2018

article Sharice Davids: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids is the Democratic nominee running to represent Kansas’ third district in the House of Representatives. The 38-year-old political...

10/28/2018

article Embattled GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder May Be Pursuing The Year’s Lamest Attack
(Kansas) -- Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas) is in a lot of political trouble. The rising likelihood that he’ll lose his bid for a fifth term probably explains why he...
article Trump’s election surprised Davids. Now his presidency might send her to Congress
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids knew she’d be a witness to a historic change in power when she took a job in the White House in the final months of 2016. But it didn...

10/27/2018

article ‘Desperate’ GOP congressman attacks opponent for not quitting her internship after Trump won
(Kansas) -- Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) is in a tough fight for his seat in the suburbs of Kansas City, facing a challenge from Democrat Sharice Davids. Yoder is now...

10/19/2018

article Sharice Davids’ failed business still owes investors nearly $20,000 after court case
(Kansas) -- More than two years have passed since a South Dakota judge ordered Sharice Davids’ failed coffee company to repay investors nearly $20,000, but those...

10/18/2018

article Sharice Davids’ failed business still owes investors nearly $20,000 after court case
(South Dakota) -- More than two years have passed since a South Dakota judge ordered Sharice Davids’ failed coffee company to repay investors nearly $20,000, but...

10/15/2018

article GOP Official Out After 'Reservation' Comment on Gay Native American
(Kansas) -- A Republican precinct committeeman in Kansas has resigned after calling Native American lesbian congressional candidate Sharice Davids a “radical...

10/14/2018

article Sharice Davids wants to curb money in politics while she’s raising big dollars
(Kansas) -- Democrat Sharice Davids is hosting a panel Saturday about curbing the influence of special interest dollars in politics. She’s leading a letter-writing...

10/12/2018

article GOP chairman resigns after saying Native American candidate should be “sent to the reservation”
(Kansas) -- Kansas Republican Michael Kalny has resigned from his position as a precinct committeeman after he made racist and homophobic comments about Kansas...
article GOP official out after 'reservation' quip about 'lesbian Indian' Democrat
(Kansas) -- A local GOP official has resigned his party post in Kansas after fellow Republicans condemned his social media attack saying a Native American congressional...

10/10/2018

article Kansas Republican says Democratic Native American candidate should be sent back ‘to the reservation’
(Kansas) -- A Republican official in Kansas is under fire for a Facebook message he sent Sunday lashing out at Sharice Davids, the Native American, lesbian, MMA fighter...
article TRAHANT: Racist. Mean. Sad. Ugly. Pick the word: GOP official attacks Sharice Davids
(Kansas) -- A Kansas Republican official unleashed a racist, homophobic attack on Sharice Davids Tuesday. According to the Kansas City Star, a Facebook message from...
article Vice President Biden Endorses Native Candidate Sharice Davids for Congress
(Kansas) -- On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Sharice Davids for Congress in Kansas’ Third District. “The people of Kansas deserve a...

10/9/2018

article GOP official on Davids: radical socialist, lesbian will be sent back to reservation
(Kansas) -- A local Kansas GOP official lashed out at Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids on social media earlier this week, saying “your radical...

10/1/2018

article Obama endorses Davids in Kansas 3rd race against Rep. Yoder
(Kansas) -- Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Democrat Sharice Davids in her race against Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in an eastern Kansas congressional...

9/30/2018

article House GOP cancels Yoder ad buys
(Kansas) -- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has canceled more than $1 million in planned advertising aimed at helping Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) in...

9/24/2018

article Sharice Davids Accepts Debate Hosted by The Kansas City Star
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids, Democratic candidate for Congress in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, has accepted an invitation for a televised debate on October...

9/21/2018

article A voter’s dilemma: Take a risk on Sharice Davids or stick with Rep. Kevin Yoder?
(Kansas) -- U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder has got a tiger by the tail, by the name of Sharice Davids. She is smart. She is forceful. And she is quite likable. I came away with...

9/10/2018

article In a Kansas church, congressional candidate Sharice Davids faces her biggest problem
(Kansas) -- Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids swayed, clapped, bowed her head and sang “Lord, you’re mighty” along with the rest of the...

9/9/2018

article Davids campaigns with Dem who could also be first Native American woman in Congress
(Kansas) -- It doesn’t take long for Democrat Deb Haaland to grow emotional about Sharice Davids. The two Native American women running for Congress appeared...

9/7/2018

press release Latest Sharice Davids Television Ad Highlights the Opportunities That Lead Her From Leavenworth to Washington D.C.
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids, Democratic nominee in the Kansas Third Congressional District, has released her a new television ad. The 30-second spot, entitled “...

8/27/2018

article ‘I do, I would, I would’: How an answer to an ICE question rumbled a Kansas congressional race
(Kansas) -- What’s the cost of a two-second stammer in a recorded interview? If you’re Kansas congressional candidate Sharice Davids, it’s $1.7 million. That’s how much...

8/14/2018

article Sharice Davids, who sees past discrimination as her asset, could become the first gay Native American in Congress
(Kansas) -- The 2010 graduate of Cornell Law School returned home to the Kansas City, Kan., area and clocked two years as an associate at Dentons, focusing on mergers...

8/11/2018

article Gay, Native American Democrat busts candidate mold in Kansas
(Kansas) -- Democrat Sharice Davids of Kansas added her name Wednesday to her party’s increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot....

8/10/2018

article National Democrats move Sharice Davids to top-tier candidate
(Kansas) -- Kansas Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids is getting some help for her campaign from a national Democratic committee. The Democratic...

8/9/2018

article Gay, Native American Democrat busts candidate mold in Kansas
(Kansas) -- Democrat Sharice Davids of Kansas added her name Wednesday to her party’s increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot.
article Ex-MMA Fighter Sharice Davids Could Become the First Lesbian Native American Congresswoman
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids, Kansas’ first openly gay, Native American nominee for Congress, was on her way to the hospital on Wednesday morning when she learned of...

8/8/2018

article After milestone win, Sharice Davids to test Dems’ strategy in key suburban district
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids broke through a crowded Democratic field Tuesday to win her party’s nomination to take on Republican congressman Kevin Yoder in November...
article Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates
(Kansas) -- Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas. Sharice Davids, a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, stayed...
article Ex-MMA fighter Sharice Davids could become the first lesbian Native American congresswoman
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids, the attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter who won the Democratic nomination for a House seat in Kansas on Tuesday, is...
article Gay, Native American Democrat busts candidate mold in Kansas
(Kansas) -- Democrat Sharice Davids of Kansas added her name Wednesday to her party's increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot....
article Kansas City Star: Rep. Kevin Yoder says Democratic rival Sharice Davids doesn’t have Kansas values. Huh?
(Kansas) -- We endorsed Sharice Davids to be the Democratic nominee in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District not knowing if she’d win or finish closer to the...
article LGBTQ candidate wins Democratic primary to take on anti-LGBTQ GOP incumbent
(Kansas) -- A Native American, openly LGBTQ woman may soon be elected to Congress for the first time in history. On Tuesday, Sharice Davids, a 37-year-old attorney and...
article Sharice Davids Could Become First Lesbian Native American Congresswoman
(Kansas) -- If Sharice Davids prevails in November, she would represent several firsts in Congress. She would be the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas. She would...
article Sharice Davids says she is honored by support and party nomination for Congress
(Kansas) -- I am honored and deeply motivated by the support I received from across this district. Thank you to my fellow Democrats in this race for their passion and...
article Sharice Davids, Democratic Nominee for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, To Hold Unity Rally Today
(Kansas) -- Fresh off of her win in the Kansas 3rd Congressional District’s Democratic primary, Sharice Davids will hold a rally to unite Democrats as we now look...

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