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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Who is Lulu Schlesinger, and why should you care?

It's Women's History Month

There's a special feature on the Charlestown Democratic website with lots of things you didn't know about women in politics in Rhode Island and Charlestown.

Click here to find out more.

Rhode Island is the only New England state that has never elected a woman as Governor or US Senator. Maine has never had a woman governor but has had several women serve as Senator.

Click here to read David Scharfenberg's run-down on Rhode Island's "outlier" status when it comes to women in politics. Incidentally, Scharfenberg is leaving the Providence Phoenix for a new job in Boston. He's one of RI's best political reporters.