Female politicians have made big waves this past year. The first female speaker of the house was sworn in, the most popular governor in America is a woman, and now the NY Times editorial board recommends electing the first female president (even though the Times ran an article addressing political nepotism). Women still remain underrepresented in elected office, accounting for 24%of state legislators, 18% of governors, and about 16% of Congress.
History is inescapable. Who we are and how we react to events depends, to a great extent, on our past. The History News Network, a non-profit corporation, hopes to remind Americans of the complexity of history. Gil Troy blogs for the HNN and writes about current political happenings in context of history. HNN believes history is complicated and thus open their work to people of all political persuasions.
This month the MamaVote project brings you resources on Healthcare, a topic that is top of mind for most families. Healthcare costs can be unexpected and expensive so we’ve selected two blogs to share that will keep you up to speed on health-related news and developments in America.
Has this election season inspired you to get out to the polls for the first time in a few years? Need to brush up on your Election Day info? The League of Women Voters has a stockpile of information – everything from registration to polling place locations.