Across the country, state legislatures have become more diverse over the past four years. New lawmakers bring different backgrounds and life experiences, and that can lead them to push for more inclusive measures.
In Oregon, Rep. Janelle Bynum, D-Clackamas, is the only African American legislator in the state House.
Last summer, Bynum was canvassing voters in her district when someone — one of her constituents — called the police on her. The encounter ended with Bynum and the officer taking a selfie, but it also attracted national attention. Check out the full story.
By Erica Morrison, OPB