Meet the Team: Anna Keilly

By Anna Keilly by on February 12, 2021

Anna Keilly is an outreach intern for RepresentWomen and a current American University student in the combined BA/MPA program. This semester she will complete  her undergraduate degree in the interdisciplinary study of communications, legal institutions, economics and government (CLEG). Anna’s focused interest in the areas of campaign operations and women in politics began with her Fellowship on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign and developed through this election cycle when she worked as a Field Organizer on Amy McGrath’s Senate campaign in Lexington, KY. She is excited to work with RepresentWomen to further her outreach and advocacy work for women in politics and to help advance gender parity on all levels of governing.

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Meet the Team: Anna

By Anna Evans by on February 12, 2021

Anna Evans is a junior at American University studying Data Sciences for Political Science and Piano Performance. She has developed a passion for electoral system reform and looks forward to further researching ranked choice voting and its impact on gender parity in government in the United States and internationally during her time as a research intern at RepresentWomen. In the future, she hopes she can work to help ensure everyone has the equal opportunity to vote or be elected to office regardless of their gender, race, or socioeconomic status.

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Meet the Team: Angelica

By Angelica Mansfield by on February 12, 2021

My name is Angelica and I am one of the Spring 2021 Multimedia Interns for RepresentWomen. As a junior at UMBC, I study Media and Communications as well as English Literature. I am incredibly excited to learn as much as possible while I’m here and to trust in my own creative abilities, and I can’t wait to help topple the patriarchal structures of our government.

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Meet the Team: Alexis

By Alexis Shaw by on February 12, 2021

My name is Alexis and I am a nonprofit leadership and development intern for RepresentWomen, as well as a second-year graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, majoring in International Peace Development. What brought me to RepresentWomen was being able to join a team that helps serve the underserved and help reform broken systems. I hope to learn how to effectively run a nonprofit and learn about different ways of campaigning that I can take with me to my future career. My future career goal is to open and run orphanages in conflict zones to protect children from trafficking or recruitment. I hope to take with me from this internship leadership, advocacy, and what it means to actively fight against and reform broken systems.

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Sahiba Gafarova Named First Woman Speaker of the House in the history of the Azerbaijan National Assembly

By RepresentWomen by on February 12, 2021

By Lexi Long

Sahiba Gafarova

In a March 2020 vote, representatives of the National Assembly elected Sahiba Gafarova to be Azerbaijan’s first woman Speaker of the Assembly. While Azerbaijan was the first Muslim-majority state to grant women the right to vote and stand for election in 1918, the government has struggled to empower women to successfully run and win seats at both the federal and local levels.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 5, 2021

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on February 05, 2021

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Claudette Colvin
Dear women's representation enthusiasts,
I have always felt a little conflicted about Black History Month and Women's History Month. On the one hand there is a risk of ignoring the many contributions of women and African Americans during the remaining 11 months but on the other hand it's an opportunity to focus on true American leaders who have set the stage for the work we are doing now. Claudette Colvin, interviewed by Roni Jacobson for Teen Vogue, explains her pivotal & pioneering role in the civil rights movement:

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Ranked Choice Voting Returns to New York City

By Kaycie Goral by on February 04, 2021

The launch of the "Yes on 1" campaign Summer 2019, Photo Source: RepresentWomen

On Tuesday, ranked choice voting (RCV) returned to New York City - putting an end to a 74 year hiatus of the voting system. Following the success of the “Yes on 1” ballot measure in November 2019, ranked choice voting will be used for the first time since 1947 in NYC to fill a Queen’s city council seat that has been vacant since November 2020. In the coming months, ranked choice voting will also be used in at least four local elections and the highly-contested New York City mayoral primary in June.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation January 29, 2021

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on January 29, 2021

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Dear friends,
The Biden Harris administration is moving quickly to enact policies that will address the unfolding economic & healthcare crises in the United States while also assembling a cabinet and senior leadership team that better reflects America. My piece in The Fulcrum this week explores leadership positions for women in the new administration:

President Biden's proposed Cabinet would have 24 members. Assuming the newly Democratic Senate confirms all of his nominees, a process that got started last week, it would be the most diverse Cabinet in history and the first to reach gender balance.

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