Tag: Elections

LGBTQ representation in politics

Nearly 70% of LGBTQ Women Running for Office in Last 4 Years Won Their Elections

As diversity and inclusion continues to expand within city, state and federal government, a new report from the LGBTQ Victory Institute, an organization that supports LGBTQ elected officials and political hopefuls, has revealed that queer female candidates perform surprisingly well in general elections — an encouraging and positive sign for…

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Tishaura Jones Becomes Mayor of St. Louis, Joins Growing Number of Black Female Mayors Leading a Major American City

More and more Black women are becoming mayors of large American cities. Tishaura Jones has become the latest in a string of recent women candidates advancing to the top of city leadership. With her win on April 6, Jones becomes the first-ever Black woman mayor of St. Louis. Formerly the…

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Philly Group Brings Joy to the Polls; Teenagers Increasingly Politically Minded; and More

Philly group bringing joy to voters trapped in hours-long early voting lines. With less than a week to go until the 2020 presidential election, the number of people voting early either in-person or through the mail is breaking records (experts predict 100 million citizens will have already voted before Nov….