Better Know a District: New Jersey Legislative District 7 (Assemblymen Herb Conaway and Troy Singleton)
The third installment of The Atlas Project Progressive Compass blog’s Better Know a District, an ongoing series that highlights and analyzes state legislative districts and elections, focuses on New Jersey Legislative District 7, home to two Democratic Assemblymen targeted by Republicans in this fall's elections.
As ALEC and its allies use model legislation to prevent workers from obtaining paid sick leave, labor and community groups have been making a renewed push on the issue at the state and local levels.
The Atlas Project political team combs through the news every day to bring the latest relevant headlines to progressive activists in the field. Now, we bring you five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.
Guest post by Matt Angle.
A few weeks ago, we profiled Texas Senate District 10, held by Sen. Wendy Davis. As we point out, the district is a difficult one for Democrats given the redistricting gerrymandering Republicans oversaw in 2010. But, as today’s guest blogger Matt Angle explains, it is not more difficult in a midterm.
North Carolina’s new “election reform” laws show that while changing demographics continue to favor Democrats, Republicans' plan to keep power in the state is to change the rules.