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Meet the young lawmakers crossing party lines for a green future

1 month ago   |   By Grist

The two Iowa legislators make an unlikely pair. One's a Democrat and the other is a Republian. One's a Unitarian Universalist, the other is a Christian. One's the son of two lesbian mothers and grew up in Iowa City, which has more than 76,000 residents. The other hails from a more traditional household, and he's spent his life in Wayland, a small town with fewer than 1,000 people. One speaks at a rapid-fire pace, his voice full of energy and passion, the other has a calm demeanor and speaks in a measured, matter-of-fact way.
But Zach Wahls and Joe Mitchell do have some things in common...
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