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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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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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Preet Bharara Oct 17
Preet, which means love.
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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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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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Billy Baldwin Oct 17
Billy… just Billy. I’m an Irish mutt who grew up on Long Island. Get ready for the Scranton knuckle sandwich that’s coming on Election Day Your allegiance to Trump is gonna cause a bloodbath at the ballot box that will be felt for generations to come.
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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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Maya Harris Oct 17
Scrolling through at the end of a long day & it’s giving me life.💜 My name is Maya (magic/illusion) Lakshmi (goddess of beauty & wealth). People mispronounce my names all the time, but you can’t tell me nothin’. I know who I am. Show these folks who we are.
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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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Symone D. Sanders Oct 17
Symone, which means “to be heard” and since 1989 I’ve been speaking truth to power. I truly believe my vote is my voice <— not a joke! That’s why I am fired up and for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. We can do this y’all! Now is the time to be heard!! ✊🏾
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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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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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Be A King Oct 17
Bernice, which means “bringer of victory.”
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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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Meena Harris Oct 17
This has turned into something beautiful. I love us.
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US Rep Brendan Boyle Oct 17
Brendan. It’s Irish. It’s often misspelled in America. The most famous Brendan is St Brendan the Navigator who is said to have discovered America in 512AD. (Waiting for hate mail from Columbus and Leif Ericsson fans). Let’s vote and end all the hate.
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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu Oct 18
Adeşola shortened to Sola which I prefer to spell as Shola because the 'ş' is the 'sh' sound. I love my name✊ In Yoruba it means 'crowned with wealth' or 'this crown makes wealth' as my father explained to me Our names matter - Say. My. Name.
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