With all the euphoria sweeping the world on the election of the first bi-racial president, here is something that might have slipped under your radar screen:
New Hampshire’s State Senate is now unlike any in the country and unlike any before it. After Tuesday’s election, women now make up the majority of the New Hampshire State Senate. In an election year that saw Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Nancy Pelosi grab headlines and airtime across the country, New Hampshire didn’t just vote blue, it voted for women.
In addition to voting in a new state senate with a female majority, New Hampshire voted for the only female candidate in the primary, Hillary Clinton, and voted for the first New Hampshire woman, Jeanne Shaheen, to go to the US Senate.
Previously ten women held senate seats out of twenty-four in Concord, but now they hold thirteen. New Hampshire also made news in Washington where there are now seventeen women for the first time in the United States Senate because of Jeanne Shaheen’s win. To show the contrast, both United States Senate and House of Representatives are 17% female.
It looks like those millions of cracks in the glass ceiling are spreading.
Yes, women are holding thirteen seats out of twenty-four in New Hampshire. Women have the majority. First time. Evah.
Hallelujah New Hampshire!
I feel more ecstatic about this news than I do the other!