26 Stats About Women in Government

GovFem. Posted by Nate Victor on January 21, 2015

To give you a better idea of what the landscape looks like for women, we compiled the following 26 facts and figures about female representation in all levels of government.

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There Are No Women In Congress From Mississippi, And It's The Only State That's Never Done It

Bustle. Posted by Nate Victor on November 05, 2014

The 2014 midterm elections made history in at least one state. In Iowa, Republican Joni Ernst beat Democrat Bruce Braley to become the first woman to be elected as governor or federal office in the Hawkeye State. That means that there is only one state left that hasn't broken the gender glass ceiling: Mississippi has never sent a woman to Congress or elected a female governor.

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Vermont Gets Low Marks On Gender Equity In Elective Office

VTDigger. Posted by Nate Victor on October 10, 2014

Vermont ranks 39th in the nation for gender equality in local, state and national elected office, according to a report published this week by Representation 2020, a national group that promotes women in politics.

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We're Number 39! We're Number 39! We're Number 29!

The Vermont Political Observer. Posted by Nate Victor on October 07, 2014

The survey comes from a group called Representation 2020, which is working toward gender parity in public office. It measured each state by proportion of women in Congressional delegations, statewide elective offices, state legislatures, mayoralties, and county executive positions. (Oops, Vermont doesn’t have any of those.) And it assigned a score to each state, on a scale of 1 to 100. A score of 50 would indicate gender parity.

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Women Taking Steps in SD Government

Aberdeen News. Posted by Nate Victor on July 17, 2014

But politically active women in South Dakota — and beyond — are taking steps to expand their representation. It’s important to elect women, because governments that reflect their constituencies are stronger and draw voter participation, said Cynthia Terrell, chair of the project Representation 2020, a national group that promotes gender balance in governments.

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Education is Vastly Important for Women Worldwide

Education is Vastly Important for Women Worldwide. Posted by Nate Victor on May 16, 2014

However, according to the nonprofit group Representation 2020, only about 20 percent of political offices in the U.S. are occupied by women. The U.S. ranks 95th worldwide in the percentage of women who hold high political offices in that country.

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