Nevada will be first U.S. state in history to have a majority-female legislature

Elections matter. This past November, the blue wave of progressives who won elections was led by women. Literally thousands of women ran and won in November—almost entirely as Democratics—to challenge the corruption-as-usual political status quo. One of the places where the change can be seen clearly is Nevada. After Election Day, it became clear that the state’s legislature was almost split down the middle between men and women. Whom the Democratic leadership chose to fill the soon-to-be-empty seats of officials that were moving on to other offices would determine whether there would be a female majority.

County commissioners on Tuesday appointed Rochelle Nguyen to replace former Assemblyman Chris Brooks, appointed to the state Senate last month, and Culinary Union grievance specialist Beatrice Angela Duran to replace Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, who resigned earlier this month and will run for a Las Vegas City Council seat.

With the appointments, female lawmakers will take 23 of 42 seats in the state Assembly and nine of 21 spots in the state Senate, good for 32 out of the 63 seats in the Legislature.

This makes Nevada’s legislature the first in the country, in the history of our country, to have a female majority. The future is now.

Source: dailykos