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Texas girls make their mark within the 2019 Legislature

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Seeing a child lady on the Texas Home flooring has change into commonplace this session. Nicely, one child particularly. State Rep. Erin Zwiener‘s 8-month-old daughter, Lark, can usually be heard cooing as resolutions are learn. Zwiener, of Driftwood, is amongst a category of 10 Democratic girls who had been sworn in originally of the session.

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Whereas many known as the 2018 midterm elections the “yr of the girl,” solely Texas Democrats made substantial positive aspects. Republican girls truly noticed their general ranks diminish. Some members, together with state Rep. Angie Chen Button, R-Richardson, level to a necessity for the celebration to higher promote all it does for ladies as a approach to each entice feminine voters and candidates.

Texas elected its first girl to the Legislature in 1923. Within the a long time since, a handful of girls elected within the 1970s and 1980s have endured. And members, like state Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, have set the tone for a way girls needs to be handled.

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