Nevada is the nation’s first majority-female legislature

Nevada is the nation’s first majority-female legislature

The nation’s first female majority state legislature is currently convening in Carson  City Nevada. Only Colorado comes close, with women constituting 47 percent of its legislators. In Congress, just one in four lawmakers is a woman. And in Alabama, which just enacted an almost complete ban on abortion, women make up just 15 percent of lawmakers. Read… Continue Reading

Lori Lightfoot Elected Chicago Mayor

Lori Lightfoot Elected Chicago Mayor

NBC News – By Phil Helsel and Associated Press“Today, you did more than make history,” Lightfoot said. “You created a movement for change.” Lightfoot, 56, who was an assistant U.S. attorney before she entered private practice, has never held elective office before. The runoff election was bound to be historic, as either of the two candidates… Continue Reading

Senator Amy Klobuchar Announces Bid for President

Senator Amy Klobuchar Announces Bid for President

In an outdoor announcement in snowy Minneapolis, Senator Amy Klobuchar announced today that she is running for president of the United States in the Democratic primary in 2020. “We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding,” Klobuchar said in a speech to supporters. “Our nation must be governed not… Continue Reading