What do we know about former US VP, Senator Joe Biden...his temperament, his decisions, his personality...that might lead to a pretty accurate guess as to who he might choose as a running mate?
1,984 Americans have served as US Senators. 57 women have served as US Senators. Former US presidential candidates, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren are already members of an incredibly exclusive club. To be elected Vice President of the United States of America would be stunning. In over 230 years Senator Kamala Harris is one of only 2 Black women elected to represent Americans in the US Senate.
Are you sitting down?
Out of over 2,300 people to govern US states, only 44 have been women. 31 of the 44 were elected only in the last 20 years. Exactly 0 (zero) African American women have been handed the keys to a US state. In the 2018 elections, less than 2 percentage points kept former Georgia Congresswoman Stacy Abrams from being first. Could 2020 be her year? Of the 10 women who are currently serving as US governors, including Governor Garced of Pueto Rico and Governor Guererro of Guam, only Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo are not newcomers. However, an additional 11 former governors may remain viable choices.
The clear advantage in the mayoral category goes to DC Mayor Muriel Browser whose district meets little argument as de facto management of a US state. And really, can the DEMS risk taking any effective and popular Senator or Governor out of her seat? in fact, only 16 of 45 US Presidents have been US Senators, only 14 have been Governors. And here's a sobering thought, the list of Vice Presidents who have defeated incumbent presidents is closer to the number of women who have been elected President. Top former jobs for US Presidents...lawyers and soldiers. If we had learned anything from recent politics in America, we would stop guessing right about now.
Does all the above experience matter when our current President of the United States fits into none of these boxes. Democratic Party leadership totally misjudged Americans' intention to elect our "Jimmy Stewart" as leader. Sanders, who nailed that role better than anyone in the 2016 race, didn't get the part. Should DEMs be looking for a popular American businesswoman, educator, or even a musician, or film or TV star?
It takes a lot to outshine the real elephants in the room/race, but US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has managed it. Of course, she's a frontrunner. Not popularity, but age keeps AOC out of the VP conversation. At only 30, the NY Congresswoman does not meet the minimum age requirement of 35.
Working with Dr. Cox, Ok Dept. of Health, I requested specific data on race/ethnicity related to persons affected with Covid -19 be gathered and publicly reported. Appreciate he and Ashley understanding the need to provide to public the info as in states across the country, the black population is disproportionately affected in cases and deaths. Please know as is the nation, Oklahoma too, is severely behind in testing, resulting in numbers and data being under reported. I have requested clarity on who specifically did not report race/ethnicity the patient or the medical agency . We will continue to work on critical public health issues. Stay in your homes, Praying through tough times, Love ,Regina
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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2253 clarifying voting rights for persons with a felony. Oklahoma State Representative Regina Goodwin (D73/Tulsa) co-authored the bill with Oklahoma State Senator Stephanie Bice (D22/OKC). According to Representative Goodwin "this law was 4 years in the making. A man in a rocking chair, who had been out of prison for 35 yrs. and did not know he could vote, led me to author the bill." Oklahoma State Representative Regina Goodwin sent out her appreciation to Donna Thompson, Rhonda Bear, R.. Baxter, Tulsa City Councilor Vanessa Hall Harper, Pam Slater, Oklahoma State Board of Elections Secretary Paul Ziriax, Leah DeWhitt. and Nikayla Source: Representative Regina Goodwin/Facebook
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