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Republicans refuse to call transgender lawmaker a woman

17 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican lawmakers in Virginia plan to throw out hundred-year-old rules in their General Assembly so they don’t have to call the state’s first transgender legislator a woman. Throughout …...

House Rep. Susan Martin says she won't seek re-election

North Carolina House Rep. Susan Martin has announced she will not seek re-election to a fourth term in the General Assembly in 2018. Word of Martin's decision came on Monday … Click to Continue »

“‘Race-based redistricting’ imposed on NC ‘against its will,’ lawmakers say”

News and Observer: Lawmakers and the challengers of maps proposed for electing North Carolina’s General Assembly members waited until the 11th hour to respond to districts suggested by an unaffiliated mapmaker. Lawmakers were critical of the process, saying the federal … Continue reading ?

African Junior Championships in Togo!

2017 African Junior Chess Championships(Lome, Togo) Togo delegation at the General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Togo is a small French-speaking West African nation of 7.6 million and a budding chess nation. The nation has been a member of FIDE since being welcomed at the 2012 FIDE Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. In […]

Eyes of the world on Asia ahead of Tokyo 2020

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Bangkok, Thailand, November 15, 2017 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° addressed delegates at the 22nd Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) General Assembly today, highlighting the importance of the next three years in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

UN adopts gay-inclusive Olympics resolution

The U.N. General Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted an Olympics resolution that includes a gay-inclusive reference to discrimination. The “Olympic Truce Resolution” that calls for peace around the world around the 2018 Winter Olympics...Show More Summary

UN condemns N. Korea for firing missiles as people starve

UN member-states on Tuesday condemned North Korea for gross human rights violations and for conducting missile and nuclear tests while its people suffer from severe hunger. The UN General Assembly's human rights committee adopted byShow More Summary

FIVB President unveils plans for volleyball in Asia

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Bangkok, Thailand, November 14, 2017 - Ahead of the 22nd Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand, FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° has laid out his vision for the growth of volleyball and beach volleyball in Asia over the next eight years.

Tennessee state Rep. JoAnne Favors to retire after 7 terms

Democratic state Rep. JoAnne Favors of Chattanooga says she won't seek re-election to the Tennessee General Assembly next year. Favors is a retired nurse and former health facilities administrator who … Click to Continue »

U.N. urges global truce during Winter Olympics

In a consensus action that included North Korea and South Korea, the United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution asking all nations to observe an “Olympic truce” during the 2018 Winter Games in February. The 17-day sporting event is to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, about...

Lawmakers seek review of Eversource's response to wind storm

Two lawmakers want the General Assembly to examine Eversource Energy's response to last month's damaging windstorm that left more than 100,000 residents in the dark for multiple days, especially in … Click to Continue »

UN chooses four of five ICC judges, will vote again Monday

UN General Assembly and Security Council members managed Thursday to award four out of five judges International Criminal Court seats, but the fate of candidates from India and Brazil hung in the balance. After five rounds of voting,...Show More Summary

Sexual harassment training offered for Illinois lawmakers

The Illinois General Assembly's fall session is ending after an unanticipated addition to the agenda. Illinois Department of Human Rights staff members conducted sexual harassment awareness sessions for House members … Click to Continue »

Atheist Wins Re-Election to New Jersey General Assembly

Andrew Zwicker is a scientist and an atheist.He's the sort of person we rarely see in politics, but the voters in New Jersey just rewarded him with a second term in office.

Illinois Senate to consider 'debt transparency' measure

The Illinois General Assembly returns to work and the Senate will likely take up legislation to require monthly reporting of overdue bills. A two-year budget stalemate between the Republican … Click to Continue »

Blog: CPJ calls on UN to support resolution on human rights in Iran

CPJ, along with over 30 Iranian and international human rights organizations, has called on the U.N. General Assembly to vote in favor of a proposed resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran next week....

Illinois lawmakers return to work amid sex-harassment mess

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield on Tuesday for the final days of its fall session after spending last week wrestling a sexual-harassment quandary. The House could take up … Click to Continue »

Keisha Waites could become Fulton’s first-ever LGBT leader

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

Keisha Waites said resigning her seat as a state lawmaker was 'bittersweet,' but after five years in the General Assembly she was ready to take that experience and run for Fulton County Commission chair.

Is the U.S. the Largest Purveyor of Genocide on the Planet?

American policy has deadly consequences for people all over the world. It has been nearly 70 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Genocide Convention on December 9, 1948. Significantly, the U.S. may have been responsible for one of the first cases of genocide after the treaty’s adoption. Show More Summary

Kentucky GOP lawmaker calls FBI on Republican Speaker for cover-up of multiple sexual assaults

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Kentucky General Assembly has been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a member of his own caucus. CBS affiliate WKYT in Richmond, Kentucky reported that state Representative Wesley Morgan revealed informing on Republican...

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