Zimbabwe. Honduras. Kazakhstan. China. Vietnam. Afghanistan. Tunisia. Cuba. Iraq. Sudan. Bosnia. Eritrea. And even Saudi Arabia. That’s a list of some of the 99 countries that have more women legislators than the United States.
Through a rescheduling measure, Ferguson could permanently reshape its electoral landscape so that its leaders are chosen by an electorate that more closely resembles Ferguson as a whole -- rather than allowing them to be chosen by a tiny, overwhelmingly white group of voters.
Berwick's announcement is the latest in a string of statements by candidates for the state's highest office in support of various environmental measures, signalling the race may have a strong focus on climate-related issues.
It's becoming clearer every day that a candidate advocating climate action drives a wedge between the anti-science Tea Party extremists and the rest of the Republican party (and independent/moderate voters). The Virginia Governor's race is but the latest example.