Movita Johnson-Harrell was elected to Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 190, on March 12th 2019. Johnson-Harrell won the Special General Election with 66.7% of the vote. She is the first muslim elected to Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Johnson-Harrell an anti-gun advocate. In 2013, she lost her son after he was shot and killed. Johnson-Harrell, like most Democrats, she blames the gun instead of the person who pulled the trigger. After losing her son, Johnson-Harrell started The CHARLES Foundation, a foundation which advocates for more gun laws.
Linda Sarsour took to Twitter to congratulate Johnson-Harrell. Sarsour wrote:
Congratulations to Movita Johnson-Harrell on a historic win making her the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives! Black, Muslim, Brilliant, Bold, and wears a hijab!
See Tweet below: