Monthly Archives: December 2020

20 sisters of 2020 walking in the footsteps of Shirley Chisholm

A must-read homage to Black women who have run and won political office.  https://msmagazine.com/2020/12/23/20-sisters-of-2020-walking-in-the-footsteps-of-shirley-chisholm/   Watch the mini-series Mrs. America telling the ERA story “through the eyes of the women of that era.”  The 3rd episode is entitled Shirley.  The series is … Continue reading

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She Was the First Chinese American Woman to Vote in the U.S.

These San Francisco Pioneers Were the First Chinese American Women to Vote in… Given how whitewashed the suffrage movement was, their accomplishments are even more remarkable… https://nextshark.com/first-chinese-american-woman-vote-u-s/

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Which is the oldest democracy?

Which is the world’s oldest democracy?  Iceland or the Isle of Man both have 1000-year-old.  But New Zealand in 1893 held the first election where everyone — Maori or white, woman or man — could vote.

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Archives On The Air 189: Wyoming Women Making Democracy Work

Learn more about the Wyoming chapter’s records at UW’s American Heritage Center. https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/archives-air-189-wyoming-women-making-democracy-work#stream

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All that my yearning spirit craves, is bury me not in a land of slaves

Said to be one of the most influential women of the 1800s, Frances Harper was a poet, sought-out speaker, a suffragist, an abolitionist, and part of the underground railroad. http://explorepahistory.com/hmarker.php?markerId=1-A-3EC

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WY needs to bite the bullet

Gov Gordon: the state might have to start abandoning small towns because there’s not enough money to maintain their sewers and streets https://www.rangerreview.com/wyoming-needs-bite-bullet

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New electoral districts are coming – an old approach can show if they’re fair

… an old approach can show if they’re fair Jacksonville Journal-Courier. If so, that signals an unfair partisan advantage. For instance, North Carolina has 100 counties. In the 2018 U.S. House election, Republican candidates … https://www.myjournalcourier.com/…/New-electoral…

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What is the real cost of cutting education funding?

A panel discussion sponsored by the Equality State Policy Center.  Panel members represent local and state school boards, WEA, and state Senate.  December 17, 5:00-6:00. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82131416202?pwd=VUxCQkdtSVJtUldXaVd2S2pqZ056QT09

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