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Tag Archives: Diversity in Elections

Documentary Review: “Knock Down the House” inspires with stories of working people running for Congress

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Knock Down the House", a documentary now streaming on Netflix about a few of last year's trailblazing congressional candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Wanted: Women willing to run for office

Excerpt: At a time when women’s reproductive rights are under attack in state legislatures across the country, there might soon be no female Democratic governors to push back. The only two such governors left in office – Washington’s Chris Gregoire and North Carolina’s Bev Purdue – are leaving office in 2013, and only one state, New […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Healthcare
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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to keynote 2012 Democratic National Convention

Excerpt: Democratic National Convention organizers have announced that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be the keynote speaker opening night of the 2012 Convention in Charlotte (Tuesday, September 4th). The announcement came as the Tea Party’s Ted Cruz beat establishment favorite Lt. Governor David Dewherst for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Texas. The timing of […]
Written by:Lorrie Sullivan DeKay
Categories:Elections, Events
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