Pregnant Mayor-Elect Paige Cognetti Will Be First Female Mayor Of This Pennsylvania City

Pregnant mayor-elect Paige Cognetti is making all kinds of history in Scranton, Pennsylvania Mayor-elect Paige Cognetti will be the first female mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania and the very pregnant Cognetti will be the first to give birth during her term in office. Quite a story for a young woman who is taking on a huge challenge. She ran in a special election after Scranton’s then-mayor, Bill Courtright, pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges. Cognetti stepped into the race as an

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How Former Sharecropper Became Supercharged Voter Motivator In Alabama

Perman Handy knows the importance of being a voter. She is a former Alabama sharecropper who knows how to grow things. Grow crops. Grow grassroots movements. AL.com has a beautiful story of how Handy helped shaped this week’s Senate runoff election in Alabama. They make the case that she helped propel Democrat Doug Jones to victory of Republican Roy Moore. This 59-year-old dynamo has spent most of her free time for the last 25 years making sure every eligible voter

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