Good Afternoon Friends,
As a reminder, the Representation2020 team is going to be sending regular, email updates on Friday afternoons to share information on the great work of our partners and friends on this listserv. If you’d like us to include something, please email me and/or Cynthia with a link or attachment by Friday morning. In supporting each other, we ask that you “like,” share, “<3,” retweet, and post in the comment sections of these various pieces.
- This Month in History: In 1869 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony founded the American Woman Suffrage Association. (Read more here.)
- The Huffington Post writes about some research they’ve done that shows: 56% of People Think We’ll Have A Female President In The Next Decade.
- Business Insider writes that: Reese Witherspoon gave a powerful speech about ambition and the gender wage gap.
- Political consultant Rina Shah Bharara spoke on PBS about the importance of having women running and serving in elected offices.
- In November 2016, ranked choice voting will be on the ballot in Maine! Read more about this voting system that leads to more women running and winning, as shown by FairVote’s research on the use of ranked choice voting in the Bay Area.
- The Barbara Lee Foundation released an interesting report on Unlocking the Door to Executive Office: Essential Tips for Women Candidates.
- The New America Foundation hosted a great event as part of a series--Women’s Decision 2016 (Part 2): What Do Women Want? The full video is available online.
- The World Economic Forum writes on the importance and challenges facing gender equality: Why gender inequality is worse than you think.
- From the Voices of the Governing Institute: Why We Need More Women Running Our Local Governments.
- The Brennan Center and Higher Heights for America co-hosted an important panel on: Who Represents Us? The Status of Black Women in Elected Office.
- Huffington Post article on How Gender Bias Plays A Role in Elections.
FairVote’s research fellow Haley Smith wrote about the need for gender parity: Would we say this about a man? Changing how we talk about women in politics.
Have a wonderful weekend!