Figures said there are no women on seven of the 20 standing committees in the Lege.
Apparently Figures is making some headway. Derek Trotter, spokesman for Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, called The Anniston Star last week to point out a recent change to Marsh's proposal to reform the Alabama Constitution of 1901.
Marsh had proposed a 16-member committee to reform the constitution.
Figures proposed an amendment that would require that the committee “racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and economic diversity of the state.”
The measure passed the Senate 17-9.