Weekend Reading on Women's Representation March 5, 2021

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on March 05, 2021

Women's History Month - from the team at RepresentWomen
Happy Women's History Month!
Women's History Month & International Women's Day - which is on March 8th - are both great opportunities to highlight the importance of women's representation and equality. While there has been progress toward gender balance in the United States, I find it staggering that the U.S. ranks about 70th among nations for women's representation - alongside Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Countries ranked above the United States are electing more women - faster - by focusing on institutional reforms which create more opportunities for all women to run, win, serve, and lead. 

 

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Addressing Ableism: Why We Need More Disabled Representatives

By Laura DeMarco on March 01, 2021

Author’s Note: Many disabled people choose to use identity-first language (“disabled people”). In contrast, others prefer person-first language (“person with a disability.”). This blog post mostly uses identity-first language. However, it is a personal decision, and I wish to stress the importance of respecting the individual choices of people with disabilities. Thank you.

Photo by Matt Artz on Unsplash

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 26, 2021

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on February 26, 2021

Zoraya Hightower co-chair of Better Ballot Burlington, courtesy of The Fulcrum
 
Dear friends,
The hours of daylight are growing here in the mid-Atlantic and I am eager to get my seeds in the ground which seems like a perfect metaphor for the work we are all doing to advance women's leadership and representative democracy - planting ideas that will eventually grow and flourish.

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Black History Month: Black Women’s Political Representation

By Cameryn Chan on February 25, 2021

Dear Friends,

It’s Black History Month! Lets celebrate our nation’s history and heroes by taking a look at political achievements Black women have accomplished within the year. Black women have scored landmark achievements this year and it is important that these women get the coverage they deserve.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 19, 2021

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on February 19, 2021

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Dear women's representation enthusiasts,
One of the best parts of writing this blog each week is finding pieces that challenge paradigms and bring fresh energy to the push for women's representation and equality. This article on Medium by Kristin Hull offers a great set of tools to help us all dismantle the patriarchy:

I used to give up wine or cocktails, and when I was younger, chocolate. With everything going on in our world, giving up alcohol or sweets seems so 2019. Last year in 2020 — and again this year — I am giving up the patriarchy for Lent.

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Meet the Team: Natalia

By Kaycie Goral on February 12, 2021

Natalia Tu is a research intern at RepresentWomen and a current senior at Carleton College majoring in Sociology and Anthropology. Her passion for women’s rights and representation drew her to RepresentWomen, and she is excited to focus her research efforts on gender parity in government on an international-level, specifically in East and Southeast Asian countries. In addition to her research interests, Natalia enjoys hiking and listening to true crime podcasts!

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Meet the Team: Molly

By Kaycie Goral on February 12, 2021

 

Molly Taylor, a rising freshman at Princeton University, is elated to serve as a communications intern at RepresentWomen. Interested in public policy and journalism, she looks forward to promoting RepresentWomen’s research and democracy reforms that will help the U.S. achieve gender parity. In her free time, Molly enjoys discovering new podcasts and playing in the snow with her black lab.

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Meet the Team: Meaghan

By Kaycie Goral on February 12, 2021

Meaghan Shea is an outreach and advocacy intern for RepresentWomen and a current junior at Marist College studying political science and philosophy. She is a quadruplet, born in New York City and raised in Warwick, New York, with her three brothers. Meaghan intends to graduate from Marist early and move to DC as soon as possible. She may not have a linear career path in mind but is passionate about advocacy and reform to ensure that our government is best equipped to be the most representative of its people.

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Meet the Team: Laura

By Kaycie Goral on February 12, 2021

Laura DeMarco is an Administration and Development Intern at RepresentWomen. She juggles her internship with her classes at the University of Maryland, her blogging work, and her role as Vice President of the local Delta Alpha Pi chapter. She is very passionate about inclusion and hopes that her efforts at RepresentWomen will encourage more of it.

 

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Meet the Team: Julia

By Kaycie Goral on February 12, 2021

Julia Tallant is a recent graduate of Denison University where she majored in International Studies and Spanish. Her passion for transnational feminism, social movements, and equitable political representation led her to become a research intern at RepresentWomen. She hopes to go on to graduate school for either International Studies or Political Science and work as a researcher in the very broad field of global gender issues.

 

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