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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:36 AM

Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature

Source: Guardian

Appointment of two Democrats in Las Vegas means 51% of 63 state legislative seats are now filled by women.

Nevada became the first state in the US with an overall female majority in its legislature on Tuesday when county officials in Las Vegas appointed two women to fill vacancies in the state assembly.

The appointments of the Democrats Rochelle Thuy Nguyen and Beatrice “Bea” Angela Duran to two Las Vegas-area legislative seats give women 51% of the 63 seats in the legislature.
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Women will hold nine of 21 seats in the state senate, falling short of a majority in that chamber. But they will hold 24 of 42 seats in the assembly, comprising 57% in that chamber and giving women enough numbers to make the two chambers an overall female majority.

No state has previously had a female-majority or even a 50%-female legislature, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, which tracks women’s political representation.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/18/nevada-first-state-majority-female-legislature-las-vegas



This is the way it should be all across this country. It will be interesting to watch Nevada state politics.
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Equinox Moon Dec 2018 OP
packman Dec 2018 #1
William Seger Dec 2018 #2
niyad Dec 2018 #3
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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:02 PM

1. GO NEVADA !

Keeping my eye on that state - would love to see some progressive legislation coming out of this

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:33 PM

2. Wow, Nevada? I didn't see that coming!

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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 01:07 PM

3. GO Nevada. about damned time!!

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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:16 PM

4. How many are republicans?

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