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CAN SHE KEEP MIAMI BEACH ABOVE THE RISING SEA?

January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on CAN SHE KEEP MIAMI BEACH ABOVE THE RISING SEA?

OZY Susanne Torriente didn’t discover her life’s passion on a Florida beach, embraced by blue-green waters. Her epiphany happened in one of the least glorious settings possible: the halls of county government. It was 2008. Miami-Dade County had hired an expert to help the area adapt to a changing environment. The problem was no one…

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Millions Of Women In India Join Hands To Form A 385-Mile Wall Of Protest

January 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Millions Of Women In India Join Hands To Form A 385-Mile Wall Of Protest

NPR It was 3 p.m. on New Year’s Day when Rakhee Madhavan, a 39-year-old teacher living in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala, decided that she wanted to begin 2019 by doing something meaningful. So Madhavan, who was visiting her hometown of Mullukkara 60 miles away for the holidays, boarded a bus there…

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Legislature AP Top News Politics North America Las Vegas Nevada U.S. News Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority Legislature

January 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Legislature AP Top News Politics North America Las Vegas Nevada U.S. News Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority Legislature

AP News LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada became the first state in the U.S. with an overall female majority in the Legislature on Tuesday when county officials in Las Vegas appointed two women to fill vacancies in the state Assembly. The appointments of Democrats Rochelle Thuy Nguyen and Beatrice “Bea” Angela Duran to two Las…

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Lawmakers push for independent commission to redraw district lines after 2020

January 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Lawmakers push for independent commission to redraw district lines after 2020

The Post and Courier COLUMBIA — Some state lawmakers want to create a new commission to redraw the state’s legislative and congressional districts after 2020, setting the stage for a debate over gerrymandering and whether the Republican-led Legislature should be in charge of divvying up voters. A group of senators and representatives filed several pieces…

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Bernie alumni seek meeting to address ‘sexual violence’ on ’16 campaign

December 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Bernie alumni seek meeting to address ‘sexual violence’ on ’16 campaign

POLITICO “We are addressing what happened on the Bernie campaign, but as people that work in this space we see that all campaigns are extremely dangerous to women and marginalized people and we are attempting to fix that.” Read more>>>

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Civil Discourse Exists in This Small Corner of the Internet

December 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Civil Discourse Exists in This Small Corner of the Internet

The Atlantic Imagine a place on the internet where a post that begins with “I’m not a feminist” is met with comments quoting Virginia Woolf and asking serious, clarifying questions. A place where a conversation about gun-control legislation unfurls into a thread of analogies, statistics, and self-reflection; where a discussion on the benefits and drawbacks…

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Michelle Obama and Stacey Abrams, Models of Power for Black Women

December 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Michelle Obama and Stacey Abrams, Models of Power for Black Women

NY Times Sit down with groups of black women in Atlanta as this tumultuous political year draws to a close, and two names dominate the conversation: Michelle Obama and Stacey Abrams, and what they revealed in 2018 about how power is gained and thwarted. In gatherings of friends, in book clubs and discussions across the…

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Working to Ensure the ‘Year of the Woman’ Is More Than Just One Year

December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Working to Ensure the ‘Year of the Woman’ Is More Than Just One Year

The New York Times More than a month after Election Day, a group of women is still going door to door in and around Atlanta looking for people who do not typically vote. They plan to continue at least until the State Legislature resumes in mid-January, to try to build opposition to restrictive voting laws.…

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We the People: Your Freshmen Congresswomen Recite the Preamble to the Constitution

December 4, 2018 | Comments Off on We the People: Your Freshmen Congresswomen Recite the Preamble to the Constitution

Elle On November 6, 2018, 35 new women were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, making this incoming class the most diverse by race and gender in the body’s 230-year history. They join nearly 70 women incumbents, resulting in over 100 women representatives. To commemorate the milestone, ELLE.com captured 27 of these Congresswomen-Elect reciting…

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Shirley Chisholm’s Birthday Gift: Support Black Women Candidates

November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Shirley Chisholm’s Birthday Gift: Support Black Women Candidates

Center for American Women and Politics  Fifty years to the day that Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, five new Black women won seats in the U.S. House. In January, they will join 17 other incumbent Black women representatives, two Black women delegates, and one Black woman senator to…

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