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The Freshman Representative, LaurieBeth Hager, D-Fargo, did not consider a controversy in line with the Concurrent House Resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

“It is an historic occasion, (as) women got the right to vote in the 19th Amendment 100 years ago,” said Hager. “That history. It is not so controversial or even suspicious type. ”

While the resolution passed the House 85-3, there was some debate on the floor about “identity politics” after the Minority Leader Assistant Karla Rose Hanson, D-Fargo, a speech that acknowledged Native Americans, Americans Asian and African Americans were not a vote until later in the 21st century.

“It is a matter of concern to me when I hear the recognition politics introduced,” said Rep Dan Ruby, R-Minot, on the floor. “I want to have just done this without going down that road and recognizing what those women fought and what they deserve and what they were able to get and proud. ”Ruby voted in favor of the resolution.

Her speech recognized the struggle of other elites, Hanson, some of her experience as a female legislator.

“B&M may be a set of facts that look very special,” said Hanson.

There are 30 female makers in the 66th North Dakota session, making 21 per cent female female. According to data from the State Legislatures' National Conference, this has been a small unrest from sessions over the past 10 years, which has been between 15 per cent and 19 per cent.

Some women manufacturers say that they feel pressure because of gender, particularly the female Democrats who show “double elite” as Sen Erin Oban, D-Bismarck, calls herself.

“At least the first 10 days, my experience has always been a minority,” said Hager. “Sitting in this piece of the puzzle (the Democratic part of the House) looks out across those male faces, the dark suits and colors, and then being in this little chunk here where we are on this side – every breath I took I felt it. ”

Oban says she has received the best advice she has received as a new legislator who came from Rae Representative Ann Kelsch, the late Mandan Republican, who said: “Erin, there will be people who will have your opinions before you even get to know you. You have two ears and one mouth, use them in that order and you will be just fine. ”

One non-gender legislator is Sen Judy Lee, R-West Fargo, who has been a senator since 1995. She said that any legislator doing her work and taking on leadership has equal opportunities. .

“This is not a question, it is not a question and I am very disappointed when people see women as victims because there may be less in a particular situation,” Lee said. “There are many women who are good in the legislature and many men are good in the legislature and there are a couple who could not invite a Christmas dinner.” T

Mr. Lisa Meier, R-Bismarck, and Rep Brandy Pyle, R-Casselton, said that women could give a different view of the legislation than men, but the women did not feel that they were so effective or that they were less effective. gender.

Of the three Republican women on her committee, news man Mary Adams, D-Grand Forks, said, “We get very well.”

“It's easy to talk to them about things, and basically we see a lot of issues,” Adams said. “Women are not as loyal as men. Women can sit and talk about politics and we can talk about family and life in general. ”

Hanson said that gender did not play a major role in creating political relationships.

“We work hard as Democrats to build relationships not only across the aerial but across the way with our Seanad colleagues,” said Hanson. To do this, Hanson said that she focuses on the issues on hand, which are sometimes only enjoyed by paid family holidays – falling on gender lines.

The Pyle said that the baby shower was played by both party women than the baby shower for Emily's Representative Brien, R-Grand Forks. O'Brien gave birth on 2 March.

“We did it because we are women and mothers and why would we want to exclude someone?” Pyle said. “We all have to work together.

“Yep!” Pyle said when she was asked if she thought there was more pressure on mothers working in the Legislature than fathers at work. Pyle has four children herself, who said she loves to come to work with her when they can.

“When I worked in a corporate job and I traveled a lot, I was often asked,‘ who cares for your children? ”Hanson said. “And I don't think my male colleagues were asked my same question.” T

Lee, who took office after taking up her children, noted that the difficulties of a young family, not just women, could lead to young people's difficulties of both sexes.

Falling before her second session, Oban could not find a child for a child she and her husband had accepted. Even in Bismarck, the second largest city in North Dakota, she said she was waiting for the list at every day care and that she had to quit her job to stay at home with her son. It was this experience that led her to promote family holidays in North Dakota. She said she was disappointed not to have this session addressed by the legal profession, even to resolve a resolution to study the issue.

In women in the North Dakota Statute, there are a variety of backgrounds and opinion there.

“I think it's very important that women are here and that we need to listen to the way we think and how we can discuss things – especially in this legislative body,” said Hager. “Sometimes I accept that all women think the same way and so sometimes it is interesting when the differences between women in both parties.” T

Many women makers stated that, while they may be different, they would like to accurately represent the representation of women in the legislature on the proportion of the population who are women.

The Oban would like to see more awareness of the diversity of gender balance in the legislature, “but always bear in mind that there is no unsatisfactory statement (about) of the men I attend.”

“But elected representatives should represent the communities you serve. When half the pop


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