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South Carolina Women Struggle to Get Seat at Table in Legislature

Originally published by Claire Carter for Carolina News and Reporter Women make up 51.3% of South Carolina’s population. But they’re only 14.7% of the state’s legislators. Across the country, state legislatures tend to…

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SC Women Have Little Say in State Government. This Group Has a Plan to Change That.

It’s no small secret South Carolina women have little voice in state affairs.  It was national news in 2016 when the number of women in the state Senate quadrupled — from one to four. That figure will have increased by just two members at the start of the 2024 legislative session.  Women make up a little more than half the state’s population, yet they comprise less than 15 percent of the state Legislature. That ranks South Carolina among the bottom three nationally for women representation in state government.

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First Native Hawaiian Woman Confirmed as Federal Judge

Judge Shanlyn A.S. Park’s confirmation marks a historic step forward in representation for Indigenous people and continues Democrats’ efforts to expand the number of women in federal judge positions.

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Inside the Governor Group Chat

As the rare women to hold these positions, the United States’ eight female Democratic governors insist their friendship isn’t a bonus—it’s another critical part of the job.

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Jill Biden Recognizing 15 Women at ‘Girls Leading Change’ Event

Jill Biden is recognizing 15 young women as part of an inaugural “Girls Leading Change” event at the White House timed to coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child. The honorees, the White House announced Wednesday, were selected by the White House Gender Policy Council for their efforts “leading change and shaping a brighter future in their communities across the United States.”