In the midst of a pandemic, a California lawmaker who had given birth just a month before cast her vote on a bill with her crying baby in her arms.
It didn't have to be this way.
Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks had asked to be allowed to vote by proxy on a housing bill Monday, but her request was denied. The speaker of California's State Assembly, Anthony Rendon, decided she would have to vote in person or not at all. Only those who are considered at higher risk of COVID-19 are allowed to have a legislative leader, a proxy, vote on their behalf, according to Assembly rules introduced in July. As a new mother, Wicks didn't cut it in Rendon's eyes. Read more...More about Parenting, Family, Social Good, and Politics
from Mashable https://mashable.com/article/buffy-wicks-baby-remote-vote-covid-19/