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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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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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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

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

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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