This week at progressive state blogs: NC GOP's war on early voting; Republicans plan safety net cuts
This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the October 13th edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents.
At Plunderbund of Ohio, Ryan Michael writes—An Ohio Woman’s Place Is In The House — And The Senate:
We’ve all seen far too often what happens when legislative bodies are non-representative of their constituents. Infamous images abound of panels of elderly, white, wealthy, Republican men staring down on women and people of color from their positions of power, enacting policies to benefit and enrich themselves at the harm of everybody else.
It’s long overdue that we should see an influx of women into the Ohio House of Representatives and State Senate. To say the least, it’s incredibly frustrating that 27 of the 33 State Senate seats and 76 of the 99 House of Representative seats in Ohio are held by men, with both bodies controlled by Republican supermajorities.
There’s a movement of women hoping to change that on Nov. 6 as the midterm elections rapidly approach. 46 elections in our state’s legislative bodies will feature a Democratic woman running to defeat a Republican man or claim a seat in an unopposed election.
The future is female and Ohio’s women have come to claim that future now.