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Pramila Jayapal Oct 17
Pramila. It comes from the Sanskrit word “prem” which means love. The name is constantly mispronounced as is my last name. I only mind that when it is done willfully and continuously. Let’s build an inclusive America. Vote . Our vote, our power.
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Daniel Dae Kim Oct 17
Daniel Dae Hyun Kim, or in Korean, 김대현. It means “great and powerful one.” My name is not “Macaca” or “Kung Flu.” And , her name is not “Kamala Mala Mala I Don’t Know Whatever.” . One more reason to vote for and .
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Michelle Kwan Oct 17
Michelle Wing Kwan & in Chinese pinyin it's pronounced Guan Ying Shan. It means beautiful, strong and smart. What's not beautiful, strong or smart is mocking ppl for their 'foreign sounding' names. Join me in voting for instead
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Ro Khanna Oct 17
Rohit, and my friends call me Ro. It means bright light in Sanskrit. This election, for an inclusive America by voting for &
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Ilhan Omar Oct 17
Ilham, I prefer Ilhan. I never liked the M sound 😜. It means “Inspiration” in Arabic. My father named me Ilham and inspired me to lead a life of service to others. In his honor I am voting for an inspirational ticket over desperate and maddening one.
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Jeff Yang Oct 17
Jeff, the closest my parents could get to my Chinese name, 致和—pronounced “Chih-Ho.” Kids who learned my Chinese name called me Cheeto anyway. and think they can get away with playground racism at . They won’t.
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Cecile Richards Oct 17
1/2 Cecile. I was named after my grandfather Cecil. His daughter was the first woman elected Governor of Texas in her own right. And it's in their honor that I'm working to elect
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Bee Nguyen 🐝 Oct 17
Nguyen. I pronounce it “WIN.” Nguyen stems from the Chinese word “ruan” — a string instrument that is plucked. According to the 2010 Census, it’s the 37th most common surname in the U.S. It’s even on a coke bottle! Can put on a bottle?
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Meena Harris Oct 17
Meenakshi. I'm named after the Hindu goddess, as well as my great great grandmother. I come from a long line of strong women who taught me to be proud of my heritage and to demand respect—especially from racist white men like who are threatened by us.
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Ted Lieu Oct 17
Ted W. Lieu. The “W” is short for “Win-Ping” which in Mandarin means Cloud of Peace. Also, make sure you vote. And if you are voting by mail, don’t forget the stupid secrecy envelope if your state requires it.
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Aftab Pureval Oct 17
Aftab. It means sunshine. In one generation, my parents have gone from immigrating to this country to watching their son serve as an elected official. I can’t wait to vote for and because they value diversity and believe in our American story.
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Preet Bharara Oct 17
Preet, which means love.
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Eric Feigl-Ding Oct 17
Eric. My first name in Chinese was “Liang”, which means “bright”. As a child immigrant to the US, I chose my name Eric because it’s the only (boy) name spelled out whole in the word ‘America’. I stand w/ . is disgusting.   for .
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Carrie Pugh Oct 17
Carrie “Hoojoo” Pugh and “Hoojoo” means second born pearl and my twins name is “Sunjoo” for 1st born pearl. It’s a source of pride. I named my daughter Jinjoo in honor of our birth names.
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BuzzFeed News Oct 17
People are proudly using the hashtag after a GOP senator mocked Kamala Harris's name
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Danica Roem Oct 17
Danica Anthony Roem. When I legally changed my first name in ‘15, I kept my middle to honor my grandfather/our 🇮🇹ancestors. My predecessor tried to Barack Hussein Obama me in ‘17, constantly using my middle name to discredit my identity. But it is a woman’s name. Mine.
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Lea Thompson Oct 17
. Lea Thompson. It's pronounced LEE Ah. My mom spelled it that way because my dad was stationed in Pearl Harbor. It is a Hawaiian spelling she said. My mother had respect, not contempt for other cultures. So please join me in voting for
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Ayanna Pressley Oct 17
Ayanna Soyini Pressley. My mother, may she rest in power, gave me this name which means beautiful flower in Swahili. She told me I’d make history and the world would learn how to say it right.
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BrooklynDad_Defiant! Oct 17
Majid M. Padellan. Majid means "glorious" in Arabic. It is a Muslim name that I didn't really appreciate as a kid, because people couldn't pronounce it and teased me about it. On November 3rd, we'll vote out the nasty, moronic racists and enjoy a GLORIOUS win.
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Kal Penn Oct 17
Kalpen. I started going by Kal Penn to help me get a job & am more than happy to give some tips on finding a new one of his own.
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